How to get paid to recycle
Consider opportunities to get paid to recycle so you can go green and make a buck at the same time.
Recycle old cell phones: tecycle old cell phones through a charitable organization that provides phones to people who need them and use the donation as a tax deduction. Even if the phones are not reused, their parts will be recycled.
Go green and do some good: get cash for recycling used ink cartridges or turn them in at office supply retailers for discounts on other goods. Think big and organize a school, charity or church fundraiser to collect the cartridges.
Donate your car: donate a clunker and receive a tax deduction, avoiding the trouble and expense of fixing and selling it. Find a website where you can register to have them come out and get it or contact a charity to arrange a drop off. These organizations will sell the car to feed, clothe, shelter and help people in need.
Return empty bottles and cans for cash. Don’t buy drinks in nonreturnable containers, especially plastic water bottles, which clog landfills and pollute the land and water.
Earn credits for recycling at the curb: you can get credit from recycling companies for how much you keep out of landfills. Use those credits to get discounts from businesses that support such recycling programs
Find online recycling sites: there are paying website for your old camera, computer, CDs, DVDs, video games, and mp3
Sell old golf balls: you can sell these to pro shops, used sports equipment businesses or small stores that have racks for impulse items. Or keep the balls out of landfills by selling them to online sites that buy them for almost a buck apiece.
Return cardboard for profit: return used but still sturdy cardboard boxes to shippers, packaging companies or moving firms who buy them to resell at a discount to new customers.
For every can recycled, enough energy is saved to run a 60-watt light bulb for 26 hours so start hunting for things that you now longer need and recycle!