Recycling buy-back?

@olisaur (1932)
United States
October 7, 2010 5:38pm CST
Maybe it depends on state, but have you ever been to a recycle buy-back center? I live in California, and I have seen a couple but Ive never been to one. There's this place that looks like a car from a cargo train behind the grocery store I usually go to, and it look like a buy-back center, but I'm not entirely sure. I want to take my recyclables somewhere, but I don't really know what to do. Do these buy-back places take cardboard? Bottles? Cans from canned food, not just drink cans?
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@maezee (32959)
• United States
7 Oct 10
What one by my place takes is cans - although you need A LOT of cans to actually accumulate any money, as a pound of aluminum will go for about .55 cents or something like that (it fluctuates a lot, as far as the value of it goes). They also take brass and copper and things like that. Glass is generally worth NOTHING (even less than cans - way less from what I hear). I guess a lot of automechanics and people like that can make bank off of certain parts that aren't working anymore and are made out of a metal that's in high demand.