Recycling services for glass bottles or aluminum cans are now being offered by many communities across the country. Every week you just throw your cans into your recycling bin and then put out the bin with your garbage can to be picked up. Although recycling is very important for the environment, were you aware that you may be losing money by sending the cans off with your garbage instead of selling them to your local recycling center?
Instead of throwing your aluminum cans into your recycling bin, you could store them away instead until you have enough to take them to someone who will pay you good money for your cans. A distribution center or recycling center will often pay a small amount of money for every can that you give them. The following are some tips that will help to ensure that you get good money when you go to your local recycling center to sell your aluminum cans.
If you will be holding onto all of your aluminum cans for at least a month to build up a big stash of them to sell, then be sure to properly clean each can before throwing them into a garbage bag or bin. Liquids such as soda can leave behind a sugary residue, and that can attract pests and insects if you don’t clean your cans.
The last thing you want is to get ready to go to the recycling center and open up the bag and discover there is a huge infestation. The local recycling center will probably not accept your cans if they are full of creepy crawlies and insects.
It is easy to crush aluminum cans to a much smaller size compared to when they are on the shelf. After the can has been emptied, there isn’t any reason why the can needs to stand upright. Placing a can inside a garbage can or bin without crushing it first is basically just wasting space. Either you will end up filling your garbage up too soon or have multiple bins or bags overtaking your house.
Crushing all of the cans will make it possible to fit more aluminum cans into each bin or bag and in turn that will result in a higher payout from the recycling center when you take in your hands. When the cans are crushes, they also won’t be as appealing for insects and pests.
Simply saving your own cans is one good way to earn some extra money. However, what if you want to really maximize your profits? You can find more aluminum cans to see by going on a can picking hunt throughout your local neighborhoods. You also can search for cans on the sides of the roads and add them to the ones from your house.
Be sure to clean each can before putting them into your pile. Also, always be careful whenever you are picking anything up on the side of the road. Use a picking tool or wear gloves when picking up the cans. Don’t risk getting cut by broken glass or aluminum.
Don’t simply give away your aluminum cans for free to your local recycling service. Instead, crush and store your aluminum cans until you have a decent number built up, and then take them into a recycling center for cash.