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TheEplumber 03-11-2013 02:21 PM

Beer Money!
 
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Thought I'd clean out the back of my pick up this morning- first sunny day in a while.
I threw my scrap pipe, valves and faucets into buckets and headed down to the new recycle center. $42 for an hours work!
What kind of prices do you guys get? I think I'm going to clean up my side yard next :laughing:
Yep, the image is blurry- it's not your eyes

r0ckstarr 03-11-2013 03:06 PM

I got $19.60 for 160lbs of old chain link fence and rusty fence poles that I pulled out of my back yard. That was good for a case of Lone Star.

mj12 03-13-2013 11:50 PM

Never enough. It never seems worth it to even scrap. Of course I have gone to just re use many of the pieces I would have scraped years ago.

TheEplumber 03-15-2013 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by mj12
Never enough. It never seems worth it to even scrap. Of course I have gone to just re use many of the pieces I would have scraped years ago.

You need to get in the habit of saving scrap. I've got some trash cans in the car port- a simple toss as I'm going inside.
Last year I recycled close to $500 by picking up scrap pipe and demo'd steel. Could of been more.
When I pull a water heater I get at least $5 for it. It's either to the recycler or the dump- I'll take the $5
A penny saved a penny earned.....

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jbfan 03-15-2013 02:20 PM

I have a pile next to the shed I take about once a year.

Last haul of copper I had was over $500, and would have been more had I taken the time to strip some the mc cable.

SeniorSitizen 03-15-2013 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by TheEplumber (Post 1134677)
Thought I'd clean out the back of my pick up this morning- first sunny day in a while.
I threw my scrap pipe, valves and faucets into buckets and headed down to the new recycle center. $42 for an hours work!
What kind of prices do you guys get? I think I'm going to clean up my side yard next :laughing:
Yep, the image is blurry- it's not your eyes

yellow brass - 1.82
cu bright - 2.88
al cans - 0.48

ddawg16 03-15-2013 04:05 PM

So....what kind of beer did you buy?

iamrfixit 03-15-2013 05:31 PM

Youngest son wrecked his car over the weekend, he went off the road in the dense fog and hit a tree. It popped the airbags and the old car was pretty well done for, but thankfully nobody got hurt. Insurance for an 18 year old son is ridiculously expensive so I only had liability on it. I ended up having to buy another car for him to get back to college in. Stripped his stuff out of the car and hauled it off to salvage today.

Found out that scrap was going for 200 a ton and I ended up getting $320 for the car! Made my day, only paid $1100 for the car 3 years and about 50k miles ago. Sad to lose it though, it was really reliable car in spite of having 160k on it. I didn't really plan on buying a car this week so the extra cash was a welcome addition to my wallet. Had moms old dead caravan sitting out behind the shop too, so being a nice day I loaded it up on my trailer and packed it full of all the other old parts I had laying around. Hauled it in and got another $400 out of it. Nice chunk of change for just a bunch of old junk laying around.

TheEplumber 03-15-2013 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 1137952)
So....what kind of beer did you buy?

Bought some Fat Tire and Blue Moon :thumbup:

funfool 03-15-2013 06:19 PM

My plumbers and electricians always saves screp and recycles it. I save my aluminum beer cans.
It helps but never recovers the cost of the full cans :(

ddawg16 03-15-2013 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by TheEplumber (Post 1138027)
Bought some Fat Tire and Blue Moon :thumbup:

And then you can recycle the bottles....perpetual recycling....

harrymontana 03-23-2013 12:32 PM

I thought in the USA there is always a free refill ?

Doc Holliday 03-23-2013 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by harrymontana (Post 1143806)
I thought in the USA there is always a free refill ?

only for the ladies, bro.

oh'mike 03-23-2013 01:04 PM

Scrap steel is way high---My guy ran a small load, mostly steel---$56. Steel at almost .10 a pound.

We save every thing and he runs it in on his day off----let's him buy cloths for his kids---

He scrapped $129--in copper from one 1960s copper drain replacement job---

Nice extra money----------Mike---------

Duckweather 03-23-2013 01:13 PM

Contractors and junk yards have recycled even before it became the "in thing to do"!


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