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make money from household rubbish
Before you discard used household items, find out if you can earn some cash for them first…
1 Be crafty
The next time you have a used kitchenroll tube or jam jar, instead of putting them in the recycling, why not sell them instead? Many people list these items on eBay, selling to craft makers. You’ll need to flog them in bulk – but it’s money for nothing if you were going to recycle them.
2 Cash in your cartridges
You can earn money from recycling printer cartridges through companies such as printer cartridge recycling. co.uk. Depending on the cartridge, you could get up to a few pounds for each one.
Also, many recycling companies let you opt to keep the money yourself or donate it to a charity of your choice instead.
3 Can it!
If you get through large amounts of aluminium cans in your house, it could be worth holding on to them and recycling them for money. You can get around 40–50p per kilo of cans (typically 65–70 cans), so it’s not going to make you rich, but it could raise a few quid, especially if you get friends and family to give you theirs. Find out more at thinkcans.net/cash-cans.