What Kinds of Items Can Be Recycled for Money?


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Items that can be recycled for money include trash, tennis balls, human hair, gift cards and wine corks. Recycling is not only limited to plastic, paper and glass but also encompasses a lot more items.

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The company Terracycle pays money for trash. The company accepts all materials, ranging from candy wrappers to toilet paper rolls. The company also offers to pay for the shipping. Sending trash to Terracycle or similar companies is a great way of preserving the environment while making money.

Because tennis balls are made of rubber, they are not biodegradable. A company called Rebounces has come up with a solution to this problem, pay moneys for old tennis balls and recycles them.

Recycling human hair is an extremely profitable industry. Websites such as thehairtrader.org or hairwork.com purchase cut hair for money. Individuals who grow hair quickly can sell their hair for prices ranging from $200 to $1,500. People can also find buyers for hair on Craigslist and eBay. Human hair is used by wig, weave, and hair extension companies.

Individuals seeking extra cash can also hand in their unused gift cards to the Gift Card Recycle website for cash, or they can sell wine corks on eBay and other websites.

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