Archive for November, 2016

Starting Our Amateur Family Scrap Metal Business

We started buying soda in cans to take to work and school for our bagged lunches. We were putting the cans in recycling containers at work and school. I asked who collected the cans, and the guy emptying them said they are supposed to be picked up by a local non-profit group, Hes said it is hit or miss sometimes. I asked what happens if they do not pick them up. The worker told me they just get thrown out with the rest of the trash. With scrap metal prices on the rise, I thought that was a waste. So, I started taking my cans home with me.

I asked the kids and my wife to bring their empty cans back home too. I had a blue plastic barrel that once held 55 gallons of corn syrup. I got it from where I work. It was not long before we had the barrel full of crushed aluminum cans. It was very heavy. Read the rest of this entry »

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