Sunday, April 3, 2011

Making money with recycling

Another way to make a little extra money is recycling. In my area that's mostly with aluminum cans. Jason and I save our cans at home and I also have a container at the office to collect cans there as well. Now, you're not going to get rich this way but it's a rather easy way to earn a little extra money. Jason likes to wait until we have several large bags of cans and then take them to the recycling facility. There, they weigh the cans and pay us on a per pound rate. The rate changes with the demand for metal but even an average pay rate will usually get us around $25 to $30. I would say that we probably get around $120 to $150 each year from the cans. That's not too bad for trading in something that would just otherwise go in the trash and that we have no money invested in.

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