People have a tendency to throw so much stuff away without giving it a second thought. We’re all guilty of it at one time or another. But aside from bigger items that could end up being worth money if you took them to be appraised the next time Antiques Roadshow comes through town, we’ve compiled a list of common things that get trashed all the time… and how you can potentially turn those items into money, instead of just more fodder for the landfill.
This one’s easy. So many different household items are made of metal, and so many scrap yards will accept all kinds: aluminum, steel, copper… to name a few. Got an old grill you don’t use? Don’t trash it, take it to the scrap yard.
Sure, most of these go straight to your recycle bin once you use them. But did you know that there are online marketplaces that will pay you for your used boxes and then re-sell them? Curious? Check out boxcycle.com to find out more.
We upgrade these all the time. Computers, TVs, smartphones, tablets….we can barely keep up with technological advancements year to year. But if you’re one of those people who needs to stay on the cutting edge, consider selling your used electronics to a site like Gazelle instead of trashing them.
Didn’t see this one coming huh? We all get junk mail, and we all hate it. We toss it/recycle it without even opening it most of the time. Well, stop that immediately. There’s a company called the Small Business Knowledge Center that will buy your junk mail pertaining to credit, finance, mortgage, travel, and telecommunications industries. All you have to do is sign up so they can send you a prepaid envelope to forward your junk mail with.
This is for all you work from home people. Don’t trash those ink cartridges once they’re spent, save them! When you’ve accumulated 20, send them to eCycle Group, and then get paid via check!
Making money and keeping things out of landfills… sounds a bit like a familiar business model doesn’t it?
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