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Thread: dont forget if ur going out collecting aluminum cans dont sell beer cans to scrapyard

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    dont forget if ur going out collecting aluminum cans dont sell beer cans to scrapyard

    So I was out the other day collected about 50 tall boy beer cans and a bunch of pop cans I crushed the tall boys nd threw them in with pop cans nd brought them to the scrap yard it was 16 pounds I get .35 a pound so I got 5.60 I didn't no beer cans are .20 each I culda got 10 just from the beer cans I'm gunna start goin out more nd collecting beer cans it took me an hour walking I culda got 15 if I kept the 50 beer cans



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    .35 cent a pound is as low as ive heard in a long time
    Get outtta here you scrapper

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    The yards around here take them along with the other cans
    whats the deal with them?

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    I don't see how u guys are getting 20 cents each for pop I get 1 cent each poip can 10-20 for beercans pretty big diffrence

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    Beer, soda, energy drinks, cat food cans .. they are all the same price here, 60 cents a pound.. mixed or separated..same price.

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    It's also the same price at my scrap yard. whether it is beer cans, soda cans, ect.. I think around 66 cents pound right now

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    I'm saying if ur goin collecting aluminum cans if u come across any beer cans bring them to the beerstore not the scrap yard

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    Must be a state to state thing. Here in Texas it is all mixed together, and no beer store I know of buys empty aluminum beer cans.

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    Has to be a state thing, we don't have deposits on cans or bottles in my state. My yard pays .60 a lb for cans last I checked.

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    never heard of selling beer cans to a beer store, can anyone explain this to me, im in ohio and dont think anything like thats going on here...or am i missing something?????

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    yes, I agree its low. I get 50 cents a lb.

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    Any ubc at my yard is 50 cents

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    so in Canada do they have a higher deposit law on Soda cans vs Beer cans?

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    AL Cans are 80cents a pound locally here.
    I would buy some of yours at 50cents,lol, BUT getting them here probably wouldn't work so well,lol

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    **** Man! * cents?? Thats great! I remember last year they were only 35 or something like that.

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    This reminds me of an Jerry Seinfeld episode! Kramer went over the math, and found it was not worth the cost of fuel and truck rental.
    But the mail truck was the answer! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by injunjoe View Post
    This reminds me of an Jerry Seinfeld episode! Kramer went over the math, and found it was not worth the cost of fuel and truck rental.
    But the mail truck was the answer! LOL
    I didn't see it. Did the obvious problem with using the mail truck occur to them?
    People may laugh at me, but that's ok. I laugh all the way to the bank.

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    found some info...


    Canada
    Many provinces in Canada have deposit refund systems in place for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage containers: glass, plastic, aluminum, and tetrapak containers have deposit requirements in various provinces. Deposits range from 5 to 40 per unit.

    Ontario's system of deposit refunds for beer bottles, through "The Beer Store" (The Beer Store is owned by three Ontario brewers: Labatt, Molson and Sleeman),[7] has close to a 100% return rate. The bottles can be cleaned and reused 15 to 20 times. Effective February 5, 2007, Ontario's container deposit applies to wine and spirit, in addition to beer containers.[8] However, even though spirits may only be purchased at government run stores (LCBO) and wine may only be purchased there and at specialty wine shops and directly from wineries, these bottles may only be returned for deposit refund at The Beer Store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    I didn't see it. Did the obvious problem with using the mail truck occur to them?
    It did not work out to well! Lol

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    Mick here is a link you can read about it. funny!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bot...%28Seinfeld%29


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