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Crawdaddy
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recycling for money

Turned in a bunch of junk the other day. Cables, batteries, etc. Stuff that I kept in a storage bin instead of throwing away this past year. 130 bucks worth. Taking the cash and will add a few silver ounce coins to my stash.
Easy $$

Took my youngest to the recycle yard and she was amazed how you can get paid for junk.





RickAstley
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Reno, Nevada
Member since May 2011
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re: recycling for money
Scrap metal is good. I used to haul any scrap metal we piled up for my dad's business and you could always make an easy buck.


bunky
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re: recycling for money
I save computer parts. A good bit of gold in them, if you know what you're doing.


RickAstley
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re: recycling for money
Can you expand on what you do with yours? I have three desktops stashed in my room and it looks likes I am hoarding. There is a place that will recycle the computer parts nearby at no charge, although any monitors/tvs require a fee. I've ripped out the hard drives and stowed them away, but the rest is useless considering some of the technology dates back to 1998. I was able to install puppy linux on the machines with the limited hardware resources.


bunky
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re: recycling for money
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Can you expand on what you do with yours?


I pull pins out of the old cables and chips that are attached to the boards, sell whatever working parts I can if they're somewhat modern...

Eventually, I take it in to a recycling center as a bag of pins. They're only plated with gold but pulling all of the shite will save you room as you can just trash the rest. It's not a huge amount of money, but what the hell else are you going to do with all of those old computers?

quote:

A typical PC contains 2 percent gold, 1 percent silver, 20 percent copper and 1 percent palladium.


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Crawdaddy
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Sep 2006
12870 posts

re: recycling for money
power cords and other cables. keep them and turn in once you get a bunch saved up.



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RickAstley
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Reno, Nevada
Member since May 2011
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re: recycling for money
Your work sounds fairly comprehensive. How do you come across these old computers? Do you advertise on sites such as craigslist for old components?


bunky
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How do you come across these old computers?


I never pay for them. I usually just ask around family and friends/coworkers for old crappy electronics that people having laying around.

One man's trash....

Advertising on craiglist wouldn't be a bad idea though.
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RickAstley
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Reno, Nevada
Member since May 2011
1657 posts

re: recycling for money
Awesome thanks. I try to do my best to scan through things before I get rid of it. As far as old computers go, I always strip the hard drives out just for personal security. I definitely haven't put any more effort towards stripping other components for compensation.


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