Recyclable Materials

3 Unusual Items You Can Recycle for Money Now

When you think of recycling, you probably imagine stuffing these items into a blue bin. But many other items, from scrap metal to used computer parts, can be recycled on the path to a better environment (and a cleaner home or workspace for you). Take a look at these uncommon items that you can turn in.


Car Parts

You have probably heard of recycling your car once it no longer gets you from point A to point B. But even if your car still drives well, you can recycle worn-out individual parts, or parts that need to be replaced after a fender bender. Bring in any of the following:

  • Radiators, clean or dirty
  • Truck and car rims
  • Damaged exterior parts, such as bumpers


Electronics

Are you replacing your clunky computer or that outdated flip phone for the latest and greatest model? Most of your old electronic devices can be recycled, including:


  • Computers/notebooks/laptops
  • Computer accessories, such as keyboards, monitors, and mouses
  • Mobile phones
  • Fax machines
  • Televisions
  • Printers


Construction Materials
Homeowners or home builders can recycle several metal items during construction or renovation projects, including window and door frames, aluminum siding, pipes, and wiring.


For all of the developers and contractors out there, even structural steel—like girders, pilings, and trusses—can be recycled. A large percentage of steel comes from recycled material, so whatever you turn in to the recycling company becomes part of the strong, durable steel in your next project.

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