These bins also accept recyclable paper at the Douglas Street location.
These bins also accept recyclable paper at the Douglas Street location.

   Earlier this year, Riponites rejoiced when they learned the city of Ripon would be offering a drop-off point for larger loads of cardboard.

   Limited space in single-stream recycling, combined with the loss of Kutz as a local cardboard recycling drop-off point, had created problems for some Ripon residents.

   And while the city soon will eliminate its cardboard drop-off location, a new option already has become available.

   Ted Grant of Grant Pack-n-Ship has purchased 625 S. Douglas St., where he has set up a bin for accepting cardboard for recycling.

   Eventually, it’s where he plans to transition all Grant Pack-n-Ship’s recycling efforts.

   “Here [at 117 Watson St.] we’re doing electronics mostly,” Grant said. “E-waste: TVs, computers and so on. It just doesn’t fit here real well anymore, so we want to move it out there. At the same time, we wanted to expand into cardboard. With Kutz being closed, a lot of people said they had nowhere to bring their cardboard.”

   While moving the e-waste component to Douglas Street may take more time given needs such as manpower, Grant was able to start cardboard recycling immediately.

Read the full story in the Dec. 27, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.