Recycling pays!

  


   When I was younger, about Elementary to Jr. High age, living back in #California I started out making money for my baseball cards by recycling aluminum cans and plastic bottles.    I made 5 cents for each can or bottle. They had these reverse vending machines in front of the grocery store.  I would walk away with a 2 pockets full of nickels once a week to spend at the Spring Valley Swap Meet.

  Later on i would go once a month to a recycling center and drop off bags of recyclables and would make about $60 each trip.

  Now at the age of 35 I have started to pick up the recycling bug again. It’s a great way to get the kids out of the house and reward them with a treat after collecting our cash.  Also, it’s good for the environment.

   Unfortunately, in Utah, we have to collect more because we only get 1.5 – 2 cents per can 😔. And there isn’t anywhere close by my home that buys plastic.

   Today as I was cleaning out my garage, i decided to take 4 bags of Non-crushed cans to Bloom Recyclers.  The aluminum weighed 19 lbs, and at $0.49/lb, made me $9.31. Not much, but I really just wanted to make room I my garage so it’s not bad either.

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What is “The Millionaire Projekt”?

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What is “The Millionaire Projekt”?

It’s my personal quest to hit my goal of $1 million dollars made (outside of my regular 9 to 5) by May 16, 2021. That is when I turn the big 4-0. I’ve always had a dream of being able to retire from full-time work by that age. Of course, even if I hit my goal, I will be doing something to make more money since doing nothing will get boring after a while, but I won’t have to work for “The Man” anymore.  This blog is your personal invitation to join me as I succeed and/or fail throughout the next few years. In future posts, I will be showing you the different ways I am trying to achieve my goal and the results. Wish Me Luck!

 

p.s. Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas!