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Paper Recycling - An Easy Source Of Extra Money by felix1ng: 11:41am On Jan 14
One of the easiest (and best) ways of making extra money is by
collecting old newspapers and selling them to "recycling plant"
in your area.

Just look around your own home - in the garage or the basement.

What do you do with the old newspapers after you've read them?

Most likely they just pile up in a corner of the garage or
basement until one of your kids asks if he can haul them off for
the school or cub scout paper drive.

Or maybe your wife and kids get ambitious some weekend, clean out
the garage and haul all those newspapers off to the collection
truck at the local shopping centre.

It's true that selling stacks of newspapers you've accumulated
during the past couple of months or so won't make you rich, or
really amount of much extra income.

But think about the stacks of old newspapers you would have if you
were to collect and haul away for the people in your neighbourhood
- say a ten pound stack of newspapers from each house on your
street every Saturday.

The picture changes, doesn't it?

If you're serious, and get yourself properly organised, you can
easily make œ300 or more every weekend.

Right now, the going rate for old newspapers is about œ50 a ton,
depending upon your area.

Most recycling depots prefer the papers loose, rather than bundled
or sacked. Check with the recycling plant you plan to sell to
before delivery to them.

Ordinary cardboard boxes which have been flattened is bringing
approximately œ75 a ton. If you're going to collect old
newspapers, you may just as well take cardboard too. Most people
have old boxes around that are jut taking up space, and some will
even pay you to get rid of them.
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You start by clearing a space in your garage for storage.

One side of a two-car garage, or just an 8 by 12 foot space would
be sufficient.

If you have a garden shed that is dry, that would work well also.
Some collectors even rent space in a neighbourhood warehouse.

Next, you should place an ad in your community newspaper or the
weekly shopping news, something like this:

Junk, old newspapers and cardboard boxes hauled away. Phone
123-4567.

Then you visit your neighbours. Tell them you are collecting and
hauling away old newspapers and boxes in the neighbourhood each
week.

You might even offer them œ5 a month if they'll have everything
ready for you when you make your weekend collection rounds.

On Saturdays, starting at about 9.00am, rent an open trailer and
hitch it to your car. If you have a pick-up truck, or can borrow
one, so much the better. With your spouse or kids, a couple of
neighbourhood boys, or a couple of friends, start making your
rounds.

You drive the car with the trailer. Your helpers, one on each
side of the street, knock on each door and ask the residents if
they have any old newspapers or cardboard boxes you can haul away
for them.

It would be advantageous for you to have a large sign on each side
of your trailer, and on each side of the car as well. It might
read:

Paper Collection Service.

Visit the people you've talked to on your block first.

That will give you some paper in the trailer and from there, you
just expand.

Go to the next block and the next, driving up and down the
streets, visiting, stopping at all the homes, in an ever expanding
ripple from your own street.

When your trailer is full of newspapers, you can either take them
directly to your recycling plant and sell the load, or take them
to your storage area, unload them and get everything organised.

It's very important, though, that you get right back to the job of
knocking on doors and collecting more newspapers and cardboard.

Some people will (foolishly) collect a load, take it in for sale,
and then waste time gloating over the easy money they've just
made.

One load won't make you rich or even really pay for your time.

Get right back on the job and collect as many loads as the
daylight hours will allow.

Make the same rounds: follow the same collection route, at least
once every two weeks.

Once you've got the routine working well, you'll be ready to hire
a couple of college students to help, perhaps with another car and
trailer.

The best way to pay your help is with a percentage of the tonnage
you sell.

And then too, once you have it all together, you'll want to go
with a truck or trailer that allows you to haul a couple of tons
of paper per load.

It's important that you make regular rounds, calling on the same
houses regularly.

After about six months of this, you'll be ready to open a local
recycling depot.

This simply means taking the accumulation of paper out of your
home or garden shed and moving it to a business location.

Because of your advertising in the newspapers, and the sign on
your truck or trailer, people will be calling you during the week
to come and pick up paper out of your home or garden shed and
moving it to a business location.

Because of your advertising in the newspapers, and the sign on
your truck or trailer, people will be calling you during the week
to come and pick up the paper they have ready for you.

Also, your neighbours will very likely be dropping by with
armloads of paper for you from time to time, as well.
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Specifically, these are the reasons you'll need storage space to
store the paper in your garage or other storage area until you
have enough to load up and take to the recycling plant.

One of the best locations for your recycling depot is an abandoned
or closed down service station.

Or perhaps a vacant plot, or even a corner of a large shopping
centre parking area.

You'll need some scales (you can rent or lease one of these for a
small amount), and a quick set up tent or large truck.

What you want to do is establish a location where people can come
to you.

They bring their newspapers, you weight what they've brought and
pay them a penny a pound for newspapers and 2p a pound for
cardboard boxes.

You can hire someone to man this centre for you during the day, or
perhaps only open between 4 and 6 o'clock in the afternoons.

Advertise your hours, and be dependable, so that people can count
on you.

To establish your location, you'll have to check with the owner or
management, and agree not to interfere with their regular mode of
business.

If you do go to a shopping centre car park, sell them on the idea
that your recycling depot - clean and neat - will actually bring
more people into the shopping centre on a regular basis.

The important thing always is to establish yourself in the best
possible location for the least amount of money.

Even though you have a collection depot, you'll still want to
continue your weekend collection rounds.

But with a collection depot, you can hire other people to do the
driving, knock on doors, make the collections and transfer their
loads into the depot facility.

If it's a big truck or trailer, you'll be selling ten to fifteen
tons of paper whenever you make your trips to the recycling plant.

Another important thing you should think about doing is getting
the whole community involved with you.

Get them to thinking about recycling paper and selling it to you.

Run some promotions; work for free publicity; and be conspicuous.

Don't be embarrassed; everyone is aware of the need for recycling
everything that can be recycled.

And you'll be admired as someone with the ambition to make it
happen, picking up a good second income while you're doing.

Get more here:https://e-treasuresinfo.com/instantbiz.html
Re: Paper Recycling - An Easy Source Of Extra Money by babdap: 11:48am On Jan 14
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Re: Paper Recycling - An Easy Source Of Extra Money by ignis(f): 11:50am On Jan 14
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Re: Paper Recycling - An Easy Source Of Extra Money by tytunji29(m): 3:30pm On Jan 14
ignis:
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