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Old 11-29-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Hello All.

I volunteer at Austin Animal Center and we really need newspaper. Anyone know a good place to get some? I tried calling the Statesman but they just transferred me from person to person, and I finally got hung up on. I am not an expert on the newspaper business, but I would assume they print more than they actually sell.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks....
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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We re-use ours to line the bottom of our two large bird cages, but I still accumulate more then I need. I just dumped a bunch in the recycling bin a week ago. In the future I will bring the excess ones to the Animal Center.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Northern New Jersey (uhg)
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I as well volunteer with an animal shelter (I'm in NJ though, not TX, though I hope to change that soon). Indeed, the paper publishers wouldn't likely know what to do with your request. I would look more towards waste collection; local recycling centers may segregate newspaper from cardboard and when you find one that does, you've hit the jackpot.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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Why not ask The Daily Texan, the UT student newspaper, what they do with the extra papers printed out?
I work for them btw
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:45 AM
 
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Try contacting the Austin Chronicle. They may be able to give you their old copies.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Try local stores, what they dont sell, they usually dump in the trash bins, so, ask them to keep them for you and you gurantee them that you will pick them up on the time and date they tell you, and, be prompt about it

I wish you well...

Jesse
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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My newspaper man told me that the Statesman sells their extras to a recycling company for profit so they don't just dump them. They don't have extras because of that.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: In exile in Richardson, TX
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Back when I lived there, the Statesman used to give away their roll-ends (the paper on the roll just before it runs out - they stop the press, swap out the roll and put on a new one). It's great for packing glassware for moving, etc., but it might work for your purposes as well. Check the dock at the Statesman building to see if they still give them away (in my last city, the paper sold the roll ends for $1 apiece - sometimes quite worth it because some rolls have a lot of paper left on them).
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