Save the Planet and Make Dough!

Who knew! There are many ways to make money by recycling… every month we will show you how to cash in on being green.

Newspaper Recycling

If you are strapped for extra cash or you if don’t have a job at the moment you can recycle, save the planet and fatten your wallet.

It’s possible to make between $200 – $1,000 a month recycling newspaper but you will need to be organized, set aside time to do it and spend a little to make a lot.

Investment: Purchase  recycled or used cardboard boxes from a moving company, business or local hardware store or online – sells recycled boxes.

Storage: It is important that you have a storage space set aside for the boxes of newspapers because you recycle by weight. You will need a truck or SUV to transport the newspapers.

Promote: Spread the word that you are collecting unwanted newspapers, tell your neighbors, local business, friends and as many people as possible. Post it on your local community blog, community newspaper, classified ads on craigslist in your area.

Cash In: Contact the newspaper recycling centers in your area, compare rates and then decide which is most logical for travel versus cash reward. Figure out your return on investment and  rate per lb (the average is $2 per lb)

Tally: Monitor your sales and  time.

According to Recycling Revolution, 500,000 trees are cut down to produce the Sunday newspaper – one day equates to the destruction of so many trees. A ton (2,000 lbs) of recycled newspaper can save 17 trees.