I’m sure you realize that most cities across the U.S. offer cash in return for recyclable materials. Typically the item that will garner the most money is aluminum. There are many aluminum cans recycling business ideas out there that will lead to huge returns for very little work.
One of the best ideas is to collect cans in an area where there either aren’t many places to recycle the cans, or an area that doesn’t offer a very high reward. These are the places where you’ll find the most people who are willing to part with their cans. I’ve even seen people charge a fee to pick up and recycle their cans, though I don’t feel that’s a necessary step in the process.
After you’ve gotten a bunch of cans together, either from individuals, businesses or schools, you’ll find the area closest to you that offers a considerably higher return for the cans. You’ll want to take as many as possible per trip, as the cost of gas will be a consideration. It’s best to store the cans for a few weeks or a month until you have a ton of them to take in. Then you’ll drive an hour or so to a place that offers a high return, turn in your cans and reap the rewards.
The greatest thing about aluminum cans recycling business ideas is that you’re not only making money, you’re providing a valuable service not only to your customers but to the environment as well.