Most people groan when someone suggests making some extra cash through recycling, but there’s more to the art of reuse than you think!
Recycling is more than just taking trash bags full of cans to the collection center for a few cents.
For instance, if you’re a wine lover, you can collect your corks and sell them to crafters on Ebay for about 10 cents each. And the bottles? Those can net you anything from 50 cents to 5 dollars!
Electronics are even more profitable. Companies like Eco-Cell offer cash for old cell phones and other electronic items. You’ll keep these items from overcrowding landfills and make a little cash at the same time!
The most profitable items, however, are metals. If you have an old vehicle that’s been languishing in your yard, or if you’ve recently torn down a shed or other building on your property, don’t have the remains carted away to the dump—you could be missing out on big bucks!
Instead, take a look for some of the most valuable metals—aluminum, copper, and stainless steel. Copper, for instance, yields nearly 2 dollars per pound when recycled.
If you’re on a quest for supplemental income, recycling is something that the whole family can get in on. Locate your nearby collection points, identify what items can be sold to crafters, and look over your home and yard for valuable “trash”.
When digging your way out of debt, every bit helps.