Newsprint ‘Roll Ends’ Are Free For Teachers!
By JOHN M. DERBY
September 5, 2019
For years we have sold the roll ends of
newsprint left over when they get too small to run on our
They are great for art and craft projects,
among other uses.
Since we are the only newspaper company in Merced County
which actually still prints its own newspaper, the roll
ends around these parts are rare, and can’t be found
unless you live in a big city.
While we could recycle them, the cost / benefit of recycling
them would be so low, that we would rather put them to a
good use locally.
At any given time, we can have anywhere from 50 to 100 of
these roll ends on hand, and we are offering them to teachers
in our area, free of cost, while supplies last.
Simply call us, and we will make them available either by
picking them up at our printing
plant at 6950 Gerard Street in Winton, or by calling us
and asking them to be brought to our local office in Merced
by a member of our staff.
These roll ends are perfect for classroom projects. They
are the width of two pages in the newspaper and weigh 15
to 20 pounds. The rolls carry as much as 500 feet of newsprint.
The best time to pick them up would be Monday, Tuesday or
Wednesday after school. Please call first.
We also sell end rolls to individuals outside the teaching
profession at nominal prices, depending on the amount of
newsprint left on the roll.
Our printing plant number is 209-358-5311.
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