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Recycling For Money: Don't throw this away:

Updated on May 23, 2012

We collect coupons, save pennies, squeeze out all the toothpaste and throw money in the trash. There are lots of commonly discarded items we can recycle for money. We all need a little incentive besides saving the environment. Consult this list before you pitch!

  1. Most recycling centers will pay cash for plastic or glass bottles. Just call first.
  2. Batteries are a good source of cash, usually netting about 5 bucks for an average size one.
  3. Books can be sold for cash. Check out
  4. Cell phones and printer cartridges are accepted by ecycle group recycling.
  5. Digital cameras, game consoles, mp3 players and such can be sold to numerous sites online, such as Gazelle.
  6. Get a tax credit by donating your car, clothes, or furniture to places such as Goodwill
  7. Sell handmaid stuff on Etsy
  8. Video games can be traded or sold at Gamestop.
  9. Paper, bottles, and cans can be traded for coupons at RecycleBank.
  10. Once again cell phones can be sold at

So, save the environment and put some pennies in your piggy-bank.


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  • kevin.howell profile image

    kevin.howell 6 years ago from Maysville KY

    Thanks, I enjoy reading your hubs as well. I've been extremely busy.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Great advice , useful to all of us. Thank you. voted up.

  • Wesman Todd Shaw profile image

    Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

    Thanks for publishing this.

    I'm a huge metal recycling fan. I prefer to make my money from other people's trash if and when I am able.

    I basically saw your hub in my stream due to Mr. Feenix's comment.

  • feenix profile image

    feenix 6 years ago


    Where, oh where, are you, my friend?

    I hope the reason why you've been off the air is your contracting business has been going really well.

    Anyway, I'm one of the ones around here, waiting to hear from you again.

  • mariale2003 profile image

    mariale2003 6 years ago

    Love it!!! I go GREEN now.....thank youuuuuu!!!!!

  • susiebrown48 profile image

    susiebrown48 6 years ago from Clearwater, FL

    Really useful, so much so I followed the link to the previous hub! Thanks