Cash For Trash: A Gold Rush in America’s Landfills

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Cash in the TrashThe recent spike in the cost of metals has had a bigger effect than people rooting through recycle bins at your curbside – it’s also making ordinary trash found in our landfills a commodity to many people. Aluminum, tin, number 2 plastics, cardboard, and even mixed paper can rake in between 40$ and $900 per bale. And while this is becoming a new economic possibility to many venture capitalists and recycling facility owners, the real story here is the huge increase in recycled materials that North America will be seeing in the coming years. So if you haven’t been motivated to start recycling yet, look for a local recycling facility or start-up company that will undoubtedly be willing to pay some cash for some of your trash.