The Aberdeen Lions are still persistently recycling donated paper product on the Harbor, though there isn’t quite the supply there once was.
The Lions’ omnipresent yellow shack on Simpson Avenue in Aberdeen — across the street from the Jodesha Broadcasting building — isn’t quite as busy as it used to be, nor as busy as Lions members would like it, said club member Greg Johnstone.
“We used to take out three or four semi-truck loads a year, but now we’re down to about one and a half,” he said. “We still make money on it, but we have to pay shipping costs on it because it goes to Longview, so it’s a case of diminishing returns these days.”
The Lions are doing anything they can to round up recyclable paper. Recently, the service club presented certificates of appreciation to Sandy Dunsire of Dunsire Printers and Gregory Zschomler of Harbor Books for their donations of paper and old books to the recycling program.
The money garnered from the collection of these recyclables goes toward various Lions Club charity efforts and Grays Harbor College scholarships, Johnstone said.
The Lions Paper Recycling, located on the 1500 block of Simpson Avenue, accepts donations of newspaper, books, magazines and shredded paper. They are unable to accept cardboard or paperboard containers such as cereal boxes.