We’re more than happy to have someone take our trash away from us. What if someone told you that some of your trash is taken to scrap yards that are getting richer by recycling your scrap? Part of me is very happy to hear that my trash is actually being recycled and dealt with in an environmentally friendly way. But another part of me wonders: Could my trash make me richer too?
The city of Sacramento, like many other cities has a great recycling program. Many recyclables like paper and plastic products are picked up from your doorstep on a weekly basis. But recyclable products like glass, metals and electronics are harder to get rid of. So how do you begin getting cash for your trash? Recycling is great for the environment and you should try and get involved no matter where you are. I know someone who had a waste baler at work and used that as a way to recycle rubbish. Although she wasn’t making money from the recycling, it was great for the environment.
The first rule is to collect
Remember the prices of recyclables do vary from state to state but here is a helpful price list for the state of California http://replanetusa.com/replanet_crv_rates.html. If you collect enough plastic, you could be quite rich!
So stick to the first rule and collect for a long period of time, even 6 months if possible. You can even start combining trash with a neighbor and share the profits.
If you have a large item that has become scrap like a car, Sacramento has just the place! Sims metal recycling on the Sacramento coast has all the equipment to recycle your car and any electronic appliance that would be illegal to simply throw away. They recycle all kinds of metal too and will readily give a quote. If you want more information about Sims metal recycling in Sacramento look here http://www.superpages.com/yellowpages/C-Metal%20Recycling/S-CA/T-Sacramento/.
Share you recycling stories with your friends and family—not to brag but to inspire! In fact, recycling is a great habit to get your children excited about. The more we influence young kids and show them the importance of recycling, the better the future will shine. So even if you don’t make big bucks recycling, whatever you make can count as a substantial allowance for a child. Kids respond very well when they see tangible results. It might even lead to starting a compost pit and then growing your own plants.
In conclusion, you have a choice to make. You can either keep letting scrap yards reap the benefits of your scrap which is a more realistic and time saving option. No one will judge you for choosing this option but there is another way. The second option you have is to start taking your own recycling to the right locations and receiving cash in return. Sounds good at first but will the drive there and back be worth the few dollars?
Whatever you choose remember that the fact is, recycling shouldn’t be something nice you do once in a while but rather a normal part of your life. Recycling is giving something back to nature and I have no doubt it will help sustain our future.