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Probably a dumb question......

Posted by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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Is it true you get a lot of money for having a gallon jug full of aluminum cab tabs from the recycling center?

Some moms around here where I live say you supposedly get $100 bucks, is any part of this true at all? (I am in S Texas).


Thanks, ladies.



 

by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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LexRi0709
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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WrapNLoseInches
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:05 PM

 you would have to call your recycle center, ask them what their rate is for aluminum.   it should be a $ per lb rate.    when you fill up a 1 gallon jug its usually only 3-5 lbs. So that will tell you what youll get..

lisa601
by Silver Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM
Don't know but it seems people are always collecting them for a family illness, charity, etc.
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stefvan
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:08 PM

 No.  Part of what I do for work has to do with recycling/environmental ed.  That tabs aren't worth much at all.  But, you could call a local buyer and see what you'd get.  I'm thinking $5 a jug at most.  My friend recycles the whole cans and only gets about $30 per trash bag full.

Elise_Gurrola
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:10 PM
i have heard that too. it is because the tabs are stronger. when i was a teen and workd at mcdonalds they collected tabs only for the ronald mcdonald houses. but never asked how much more they got for it.
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taKENheart
by Flovely on Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:17 PM

 I collect for The Ronald McDonald House...I've never recycled for money so I don't know.  I should probably check into doing the cans :)

KaroGreenly
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM
I don't know how far south you are, but any Ronald McDonald House or Driscoll Children's Hospital (in Corpus) will take them.

Christywf
by Silver Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:28 PM

BUMP!

Christywf
by Silver Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Anybody else?  And thanks ladies that responded!!! 

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