Have you ever thought about receiving straight cash on your hands for recycling your waste and keeping the environment clean at the same time? Modern recycling doesn’t include taking your bottles to the bottle bank on a Sunday anymore. Times have changed and especially junk removal companies profit from your waste.
But here are some opportunities to get yourself involved:
Obviously, in our era millions of handsets are in use all over the world. However, mobile phones get better and people want to keep up-to-date with a newer smartphone. Sometimes those phones are passed on, but the majority of them are being binned.
Hence, there are two ways to get rid of your old phone. You can either trade your handset in for cash, or you can give your phone to a charity. The latter can subsequently benefit from the cash, whereas the former way allows companies to sell it on or dismantle it and sell the parts.
No worries, I’m not telling you now to sell your Lamborghini in the garage.
However, have you ever thought about selling all the individual parts of your old car? Actually, your car is worth more as parts than as a whole if you get what I mean. Hence, considering selling your car piece by piece can lead up to big money if you possess a rare model. So try to call some specialist dismantlers and check out what prices they offer, you might be surprised.
We all know the online consumer-to-consumer auction and shopping website Ebay, where you can find literally anything put up by other members. The man behind this idea is Pierre Omidyar, who just decided to test this idea, by putting up a BROKEN laser pointer up for sale. Out of nowhere someone instantly bought the product and Pierre was so shocked he contacted the buyer. The answer to his question, why he bought a broken laser pointer, was that he buys broken laser points. BOOM… and there we got a business! So always remember, that one mans junk can be another mans treasure.
Similar to the mobile phones, you can make money of your old clothes. Of course it all depends on the quality. So if you have quality garments that are not in use, hit the markets. Demand for those clothes are always there.
First place to try is again Ebay. Include as many details as possible. Don’t lie about the measurements or anything else and add a couple of nice photos. This will definitely make your offering more appealing.
Moreover, you can give your clothes to charity. Many children in developing countries will benefit from these goods.
Fact is, EVERY SHOP produces large amounts of waste. If you find the right type of shop, you can collect their waste and sell them to recycling firms. For instance, old cardboard is sold for £75 a tonne currently. So in theory you could earn quite a bit of money if you find a lot of card board every week.
You see waste is everywhere around us. So it is possible to help the planet and make some money at the same time. Step outside and start recycling for your own good and for Mother Nature.
Sachinda Jayatilleke works for Any Junk, a man and van service for all your junk removal services. When he’s not writing about recycling Sachinda enjoys putting his words into practice and is an avid gardener and recycling nut. Photo via epSos.de