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    Towns differ

    It's funny I live in Kingman and work in Lake Havasu City and Parker.



    So I scrap alot in Kingman and get very little compared to the amount of scrap I do get in Lake Havasu. I know the yards pay less in Havasu, it's a richer community, and there is less scrappers. It still amazes me how much more scrap of all sorts I can get per hour there then in my home town. I don't scrap in Parker but should try one day


    The point of me saying this....well there's not it's pointless just thought I would mention it.

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    Collect all the cans on spring break at lake havasu!
    Better than the dump!

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    I bet Spring Break could be HUGE, but there are probably already a bunch of people going after those cans...

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    Not really but you can get a crap load while scuba diving. Problem is getting the mud out

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    No, you do have a point. There are certainly geographies of scrapping at different scales, such as where things are typically found within a single community (local scale) versus your differences in town to town, more of a small regional view of comparison. You should check out Parker sometime and get more data points for your small region analysis

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    The time factor also has alot to do with it. I can go threw town "A" and fill my truck up in the a.m., but the other surrounding towns there is nothing in the a.m. hours. The town to the north has split trash pick up days, wed and thursday garbage nights. Can go threw wed part at 8pm and nothing, Go threw the thursday night part at 8 pm and fill the whole truck up in the same town but a different night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recyclersteve View Post
    I bet Spring Break could be HUGE
    I am sure it is if you are a drug dealer or own a liquor store

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    **** I'm in wrong business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawadzkis View Post
    Not really but you can get a crap load while scuba diving. Problem is getting the mud out
    Reminds me of when I was a kid - sometimes fished balls out of the water at the golf course, and was paid $0.25 for each one

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    Yep, towns differ.

    My sandbar is just how Greytruck described his. If I curb shop an hit all the towns...it's at lest 5. Only thing that separates them is the sign that says now entering/leaving. lol. Trash days vary also, which adds to the fun. Toss in Summer and Winter times and it gets even more fun.

    During the summer you get lots of can's an some other good stuff on the curb if the home owners come down. Renters just leave cans, maybe a grill a couple beach chairs, etc.

    Winter time though...everyone is prepping for the coming season, doing repairs from storms/tourists, etc So get a lot more stuff on the curb. We also have 2 "big trash" days per year for each town. Usually when you'll see me at the curb grabbing stuff. That's when the fridges and other appliances get tossed, tvs, computers, various metal items, various electronics, etc.

    I think Auminer has a thread somewhere about the areas he hits. If I recall properly he finds some pretty good stuff in higher income areas he hits up.

    One thing I've noticed with "rich", "poor", etc type areas...Things you get from teh curb in rich areas will usually be in good working condition, or if broken, something simple to fix. Usually is the key word here. In the lower income ones...you find lots of stuff, but it's usually either used very well before being tossed, beyond repair, etc.

    Higher end communities can just toss things an go buy new ones. The lower end tends to use what they have till they can't, or they fix it til they can't. I've seen it from cars and computers to vacuums and washers.

    Just observations from my time shopping from the curb. Don't let a neighborhood scare you off til you know it's routine. Trash days, general income range, etc, etc. Sounds silly but eh, works for me.

    YMMV.

    Sirscrapalot - It's tough work making a big mac. Just ask the idio..err guy who totally made mine backwards. This is why employers drug test...

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