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Old 04-05-09, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default Where to recycle things for cash

I found this link surfing around today. Its a pretty good article titled Where to Recycle Everything for Cash. Well, the list is far from everything, but it does give some good ideas.

Seeing Good Blog Archive Where to Recycle Everything for Cash - The Bright Side of Life

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Old 04-05-09, 09:53 AM   #2
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that is better then I thought, I save up all my metal cans and wire, all of it and take it to the scrap yard, but prices have gone so far down that I got $60 per ton, compare to a year ago when it was $250 per ton for steel.
not sure how to get money for them,but the plastic that milk jugs (number 2 I think) has been worth more per pound then steel, the revenue goes to pay for the wages of the people who pick up your recycling, I of course don't produce enough to pay for pickup.
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I need to head down to the recycling yard myself one of these days, tons of junk in the garage,
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it's not really the best time to cash in, I took 400 pounds of steel, a few pounds of aluminum, and a bucket of romex copper wire, made $10 total, on the other hand I had to haul the stuff someplace anyway, and would have had to use a truck to haul it.
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Prices must vary regionally, cuz I just took in ~500lbs of low grade scrap tin and got ~$22 for it. Car bodies are going from ~$115/ton and blocks ~$130/ton IIRC.

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