Wanna make some money from your trash, Miami? I’m going to show you how. As an ex-IT professional, I used to send back to the manufacturers, all kinds of ink and toner cartridges. My company never made any money from it; and the recycling center got valuable e-trash for free.
That was then and this is now. Now if you live in Dade County, you can actually make decent bucks from Dade Recycling. But first some stats:
According to Dade Recycling, E-waste is about 2% of America’s trash, but equals 70% of all toxic waste. Each year over 375 million ink and toner cartridges are thrown away with each ending up in landfills or incinerators. 14 Million Cell phones go into our landfills every year. The stats go on and on.
Suffice to say the electronics inside those phones and the equipment which make up those print cartridges cannot only be recycled, but contain scarce and valuable materials. And Dade Recycling accepts much more than just those items; how’s getting cash for your old Tablet, iPad, Laptops, processor chips, and Webcams sound?
Now, the Dade Recycling Center is located at 9272 NW 101 Street Miami, FL 33178. Call them for pick-up (786-326-7382), email them, contact them via their website or take your valuable e-trash to them.
I’d also suggest you stop thinking in terms of throw-away items; rather, think of your e-trash in terms of renewable income. You’ll be doing your community and yourself a laudable service while getting paid. Nice, huh?
Here is a link to their buy-back items.
Stay green, stay sustainable and put some cash back into your pockets while you’re doing it, guys and gals.