Cash for recycling ni

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
TIP: for any of you penny pinchers like myself that are in any way concerned about the Environment -you can get a modest saving per year in Aluminium Drinks cans. Bryson Recycling offer about 50p per kilo and i reckon about 60 cans make a kilo so your getting nearly 1p per emply alu drinks can you collect and return.
some of the metal scrapyards do the cash for cans scheme too in different parts of northern ireland. the rate might not be just as good but if your saving money of fuel going to a local yard then youve got to take that into consideration too.
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  • meh I just put mine in the Bryson House box the council provide, since they're coming to our street anyway, may as well save an extra trip and let them have them
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  • steveympsteveymp Forumite
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    We have a blue bin collected every 2 weeks for Cardboard plastic and cans;)

    I thought everyone had one ?

    We also have a Bryson Kirby box, for glass, tetra paks, batteries, old clothes, small electrical appliance etc..... collected every 2 weeks also.

    Local BB used to collect cans around our area for recycling to help with their funds, but they haven't been around for ages, so I put them in the blue bin instead:o

    Most people won't have the space to store cans independently and it makes more sense to recycle them through your bins to help with your councils recycling targets;)
    I am trying, honest;) very trying according to my dear OH:rotfl:
  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    TIP: for any of you penny pinchers like myself that are in any way concerned about the Environment -you can get a modest saving per year in Aluminium Drinks cans. Bryson Recycling offer about 50p per kilo and i reckon about 60 cans make a kilo so your getting nearly 1p per emply alu drinks can you collect and return.
    some of the metal scrapyards do the cash for cans scheme too in different parts of northern ireland. the rate might not be just as good but if your saving money of fuel going to a local yard then youve got to take that into consideration too.

    Why would you not just recycle them through the usual channels? Green bin, Bryson House, etc, etc?

    Any money made is going to be hugely offset by the effort made to get to they recycling depot either in time or in travel costs.

    Also, an easier way to save money on drinks cans is to not buy them in the first place. They must be the most cost ineffective way of buying soft drinks. Why drink something so relatively expensive then after much effort to try and recoup 1p on the cost?
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    edited 29 September 2010 at 1:47PM
    TIP: for any of you penny pinchers like myself that are in any way concerned about the Environment -you can get a modest saving per year in Aluminium Drinks cans. Bryson Recycling offer about 50p per kilo and i reckon about 60 cans make a kilo so your getting nearly 1p per emply alu drinks can you collect and return.
    some of the metal scrapyards do the cash for cans scheme too in different parts of northern ireland. the rate might not be just as good but if your saving money of fuel going to a local yard then youve got to take that into consideration too.

    The more i read this the more i think its a !!!! take? Even IF you saved up 180 cans and were due a heady £1.50, then even the most economic of cars is going to use that much in fuel getting you to the scrap yard and back, thus totally offsetting ANY cost saving AND ANY environmental saving?
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    Nope, it's genuine. I used to work for a charity which recycled cans. Bryson House DO pay for your cans but beware, you will need to have a huge storage facility to keep them. They will only send a lorry out to collect a minimum of 100 bags at a time IIRC. They will pay more for your cans too if they are already crushed and sorted into aluminium and steel. If they have to sort them after collection or segregate them, you will get a lower payment.

    For those of you who are interested, there's more information here on the Alupro website :) Bryson House are part of the scheme mentioned on it.
    HTH
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    I have started collecting these too (both steel and metal cans). I wont be making a special journey to deposit these as I drive past the scrap yard entrance on the way to work.

    When the other half walks the dog each evening I have taken to borrowing one or two of the poo bags and picking up the cans that are easilty retrieved. Yes its dark nights at the moment so no one spots me (I am not that brave yet) but each night I seem to come back with 20 cans without even trying. 20p per night = £1-40 per week = £72-80 a year just for bending down a few times.

    Not too sure what my approach will be during the lighter summer months!!
  • Veryintrigued. During the summer months you will collect even more as you will see them at a didtance. The ones that are flattened by traffic have little volume and you can get hundreds into a shopping bag.

    Yes if you have to take them any distance it is hardly worth the effort unless you have many kilos. I take mine to Kanes in Shiels Street onthe Falls Raod(near Broadway).

    Any old copper piping, lead or aluminium scrap take it too. I save my containers from the fast food restaurant(wash them in dishwasher) and then put used tin foil or lids in and fold over and squash. Amazing how much you gather up.

    It is shameful how much non ferous metal and plastic is dumped along the roadside. If it was properly sorted and disposed of by users we could give employment to a couple of hundred people in Northern Ireland processing the stuff.
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