The opening line to the song Yakety Yak is "Take out the papers and the trash". The song was made famous by The Coasters in 1958.
This has set me down a weird rabbit hole of trying to determine was there paper recycling in 1958? ... near as I can tell, yes, there was, but not as a we-will-come-pick-it-up service, like trash collection.
So I am left wondering why make the distinction between papers and trash?
Besides the obvious "we need some syllables to go in this line of the song".