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Tama Paperboard to take cardboard for recycling

Proceeds To Benefit STC Schools

April 22, 2011
By John Speer, Editor •
AMA NEWS-HERALD -Tama Paperboard was to begin accepting cardboard on Tuesday, April 19, Tama Mayor and Paperboard employee Chris Bearden announced at the Monday night city council meeting. It is hoped the move will result in “cleaning up” the current recycling bin site near the Tama Civic Center, he said. As an added bonus, Bearden said the cardboard collected will be weighed monthly and the price paid for it by the mill will be donated for the use of programs in South Tama Schools. All area residents, not just those living in Tama, may deposit cardboard at the site at the main gate of the plant at the south end of Siegel Street. Those depositing the cardboard are urged to break boxes down and fold them. Bearden said it seemed “silly” for the recylable paper goods to be transported out-of-town when the Tama plant can use the product. Bearden said if the program works well, Tama Paperboard could institute a similar program for collection of newspapers with proceeds continuing to benefit the Tama-Toledo Campfire organization. Campfire has collected newsprint at both Tama and Toledo recycling bin sites for many years. The recycling bin area has been a source of complaints from neighbors this spring. It will continue to operate for those wishing to deposit recyclables there at the present time. It was also announced last week by Walter G. An- derson Inc., the company has bought a former Maytag distribution center in Newton and will make paperboard cartons there. The Anderson firm, based in Minnesota, gets much of its material from Tama Paperboard.

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Tama Mayor Chris Bearden



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