My main interest started a few months ago when my gal pal, Lisa, said she was recycling cans. Lisa is tryin' to live green – you go, girl. But, while I wasn't intentionally thinking about the environment, I thought, “That would be fun to do with the kids and actually take them to a recycling place to get paid for all those cans of soda we get FREE at CVS.” And, of course, teach them about recycling too…of course :-)
After sharing this great idea with hubby, he was able to bring home a big round barrell that was scrap at work. There is even a lid on the top that has a hole the exact size for the cans (it just worked that way – sweet!). It has a nice, organized, clean look while it is holding all of our cans in the garage. So, on Saturday, we had our first trip to take our cans in and see what we got. They are loaded up in the “mom” van (above).
We got a whopping $15.48! Yeap, they paid $.60 per pound and we had around 26 pounds. So, we got a few extra bucks to give to the kiddos to spend! So, recycling in general is great – but recycling for cash definitely Works for Me!