The leftover paper from the end of a newspaper roll is great for garden mulch.
I happened upon a great source for newspaper to use as garden mulch when preparing my no-dig garden beds this spring.
Our local printer offered me the ends of newspaper rolls left over from the printing process. I didn’t have to worry about colored ink because there was no ink on the paper, and rolling it across the grass was a cinch! Best of all, it was free.