What's a Paper Gator?

Margaret of Nunica asked, "I saw something called a Paper Gator at Lamont Christian School, which collects all types of paper. The collection helps the school raise money. Do our local school districts have similar collections?"
Mark Brooky
Sep 23, 2013



Two that come to mind are the annual newspaper drives at St. Mary's Catholic School in Spring Lake and White Pines Middle School in Grand Haven, but neither use the Paper Gator recycling bins.

"Though we have a very active and comprehensive recycling plan for within the school, we do not use Paper Gator," said Dennis Furton, superintendent for Spring Lake Public Schools. "We may consider doing so if the staff at one or more of our buildings were to have an interest."

"Many of our schools have recycling programs, but I am not aware of Paper Gator," said Keith Konarska, superintendent of Grand Haven Area Public Schools. "If you have additional information about that program, I would be happy to pass it along."

I passed along the information to him. The recycling company has a Byron Center office and they have bins all over the Grand Rapids area. The company's website says bins are located at two West Olive churches, several locations in the Coopersville area including Lamont Christian School, and Allendale public schools.

Do you have a question for the Tribune? E-mail it to news@grandhaventribune.com, and type MAILBAG in the subject line. Or mail it the old-fashioned way to: Grand Haven Tribune, MAILBAG, 101 N. Third St., Grand Haven, MI 49417. We'll do our best to get you an answer! A new Mailbag appears on grandhaventribune.com three times a week: at 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.



Mark, what about St. John's Lutheran Church in Grand Haven? Their youth group heavily promotes the "newspaper trailer" to take newspaper and phone books.


Post a Comment

Log in to your account to post comments here and on other stories, galleries and polls. Share your thoughts and reply to comments posted by others. Don't have an account on GrandHavenTribune.com? Create a new account today to get started.