Recycling is the process of stopping certain items from being sent to landfill along with the rest of your general household or commercial waste. According to the Let’s Recycle website, around 43% of all waste collected by local authorities in England was either recycled or composted back in 2012.
It would seem that was due, in part, to local authorities encouraging residents and businesses to recycle more of their waste rather than sending it all straight to landfill. But this isn’t going to be a battle that will be easy to win, or indeed be over within a short period of time!
The population of the United Kingdom and the world as a whole is constantly increasing. People are living longer in comparison to many generations ago, and so the amount of waste that everyone produces.
Despite these facts, recycling is something that is at the forefront of many people’s minds, and from a financial point of view recycling is also a very lucrative industry to get involved with.
If you want to help Mother Nature by stopping people from turning our planet into a giant rubbish dump, and make some cash at the same time, then here are some profitable recycling ideas for you to check out.
Let’s face it; things built these days aren’t made to last as long as they used to, and so you will find householders having to get rid of faulty or obsolete items from their homes in favour of brand new items.
Such waste items include things like old fridge-freezers, televisions, central heating radiators and boilers, computers and so on.
According to http://www.lbsbmonline.co.uk/ (a company that sells a lot of their products to DIYers), many people tend to take these items down to their local waste recycling facility but the problem with taking bulky items is that they can often be too heavy for one person to handle, or they may lack the appropriate transportation to get rid of them.
If you have a tipper van or a van that does not have panels down the sides, you could offer a free service to householders where you can come down with your van and collect those bulky items from them.
Once you have got a van full of such waste items, you can then head down to your local scrap metal recycling company, who will then pay you money for those items based on their type and weight, and they will then recycle them for you.
Although you will come across one or more breakers yards or ‘scrap yards’ in your local area, there are not many people who are willing to sell individual parts from cars on the Internet – either on their own website or through classifieds websites such as eBay.
Such an enterprise will prove lucrative because you have the upper hand over your local competitors; you have the potential to sell to a global marketplace! You could specialise in selling parts for classic or rare cars, or mass-produced cars.
You will just need to make sure that you have enough room to store and catalogue all of these automotive parts beforehand!