Recycling centers pay for paper, but paper pays far less per ton than plastic and metal. The average price of 1 ton of paper is a bit under $100, as of April 2015.
Many areas offer government-run free recycling service for paper products, but these programs typically don't pay people. While most recycling centers accept paper from anyone who brings it, collecting a significant amount of paper can be difficult due to its size, and some areas forbid people form storing paper in their yards. However, people with storage space and an appropriate vehicle might be able to offer pickup services for local companies.