In a hypothetical situation where I ask, “raise your hand if you or someone close to you is in debt,” you and the person next to you and the person next to that person are likely to raise a hand. We all have to work extra hard to keep money in our pockets these days. An easy option, if you live in the proper state, is to return pop bottles or cans for $.10 each, which can be helpful for extra gas money. Another option to make some extra cash is to return scrap metal. If you don’t live in those states that provide bottle returns, remember that pop cans are aluminum and some businesses deem that scrap aluminum.
When the economy is suffering as badly as it has been in the recent decade, things tend to depreciate in value. That is all the more reason to be resourceful in objects around you to see where you can gain. Per pound, you can easily start out at 15-20 cents. For example, in the winter many people have their heating system upgraded, which can leave you standing with 30 inches of iron. You may as well sell it and get some added value off it. Potentially, you could sell your scrap metal on a site like Craigslist, but goodness knows how that you can’t trust sites like that. I suggest bringing that heater to a trusted metal scrap location.
Another option is taking advantage of a crushed car. This bodes well for a teenager who may have decided to go two tracking with a mid-size car. I’m just saying that an accident is bound to happen. Before declaring that the car is of no use to you, get an estimate on a scrap metal price. Some companies offer the opportunity to have an employee come to you to receive an idea for scrap metal prices. It will be considerably low given the initial price you paid for the car; however, you can put the metal price towards the new car or toward car insurance, since there is due to be a hike in insurance coverage. I guess all I’m saying is that times are tough, but don’t write the downfall off so soon. Look around you and see what recycling is worth. Recycling of plastic, metal and glass have their financial benefits. Once the research is conducted, you’ll begin finding ways to make a profit off of a variety of items.