Jan 07

Metal Recycling

When we think of metal recycling, aluminum cans is the typical response. However, there are many other metal items that can be recycled and you may be throwing away money. If you saw a $20 bill laying on the ground, would you pick it up or just leave it?

The old lawn mower in the garage that hasn’t worked in years, car parts, appliances, old Christmas lights, extension cords, home improvement scrap metal, aluminum siding, gutters, etc… all can be recycled at your local metal recycling center for CASH!

If you saw a $20 bill laying on the ground, would you pick it up or just leave it?

Here are a few tips that can help you make a few extra dollars recycling your metal items:

  • Make it a community event by getting neighbors and family members involved and celebrate by having a neighborhood party or cookout on the proceeds!
  • A bin or box may help. Set aside an area, out of the way but, close enough to remind you to recycle.
  • Contact your local metal recycler like D & L Recycling of Valley City Ohio to find out what items are accepted and current prices.
  • Cash in the next visit to your recycling center. Be sure to bring your ID. It’s that easy!

Money aside, although a great motivator, recycling has become an important role for our environment. Getting your neighbors or family involved is just another great way to keep your local community cleaner. Landfills are piling up, so, before you throw away the next aluminum can, lawn mower or box of old Christmas lights, put them in your recycle bin for some extra cash.