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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.

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