Earn money through recycling waste paper by researching local recycling centers and acquiring paying customers. Starting a paper recycling business also requires obtaining the appropriate equipment.
Recycling centers typically pay for waste paper by the ton. After checking the rates, check with schools and businesses and ask how much they pay to have their waste paper hauled away and how often. Check local laws concerning necessary licenses or fees.
Necessary equipment includes a truck or a trailer, heavy gloves and a sturdy hand truck or bins for moving the waste paper. Some people may rent a truck once a week to get a paper recycling business started. Some states offer recycling business startup grants, which may be a resource for acquiring the equipment.