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    #1 plastic bottles

    AZ is not a deposit state. I found a place that pays .30 a pound for #1 plastic bottles. Not bad.


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    Some guys here in florida only paid 60 dollars a ton. Middlemen of course.

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    Hasn't happened here yet, but it looks like glass and plastic recycling may be on an upswing. Guess I might start holding on to some of the stuff and just keep my eyes open.
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    Actually good amount as my friend got 25 a pound only for the same!!
    Seems she doesn't bargain better way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    AZ is not a deposit state. I found a place that pays .30 a pound for #1 plastic bottles. Not bad.
    Nice! NH isn't a deposit state either. What kind of an outfit is it, and do they have a minimum? I'd like to find something like that here in NH.

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    How close are you to maine? I know maine is a deposit starte. just take them across the border. WHen I was a kid in PA my uncle would save all his cans frm the year and drive them up to NY and cash them in.

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    Wish had someone around my area that would buy plastic, glass, books, etc. All the places here will take most of the stuff but only for free. I remember taking in coke bottles for spending money as a kid in GA. No such thing now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyScrappers View Post
    Nice! NH isn't a deposit state either. What kind of an outfit is it, and do they have a minimum? I'd like to find something like that here in NH.
    A start up scrap yard... They buy glass, #1 plastic, Tin cans, auto batteries and alum cans. They offer the best price in town for alum cans .74 lb. They are in the process of moving, when they do it will be a bigger place and I think they are going to start buying other metal. I will see how there prices are when they re open! And no minimum so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PartTimeScrapper View Post
    How close are you to maine? I know maine is a deposit starte. just take them across the border. WHen I was a kid in PA my uncle would save all his cans frm the year and drive them up to NY and cash them in.
    I had thought about doing that, but found out it's illegal. There was actually some story in the news a little while ago about a couple who owned a recycling place in Maine and were accepting stuff from NH and probably other states. They ended up being prosecuted (at least, I think that's how the story goes - anyone from ME feel free to correct me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    They offer the best price in town for alum cans .74 lb.
    That's a great price! .40 lb here

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    I have not found anyone that take any other material here in minneapolis

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    yes that is the way I understand the law. these govt. people never understand business. We spend millions from taxpayers on hiring out of state construction companies to bid on govt jobs who work and live out of state, but then someone wants to bring some bottles and cans from NH and we all go nuts shutting them down. Way to go maine...

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    i want to scrap plastic bottles for cash

    im in perry ohio by cleveland and want to find a place close to me

    does anyone know where that is possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    AZ is not a deposit state. I found a place that pays .30 a pound for #1 plastic bottles. Not bad.
    Where in AZ?

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    Hobo, down here in Mesa, AJ, and Tempe we have a few places that pay $0.30/lb of any #1PETE Plastics, not just bottlws.
    These are the same people who buy Al cans for $1.00/lb. I figured they were cashing in the cans for deposit out of state, but the PETEs I can't see how they could be cheating since I give them more than bottles ie containers that cherry tomatoes are sold in and other packaging. This also fills up large buckets quickly so I always cut my plastic up before putting into the bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayBear480 View Post
    Hobo, down here in Mesa, AJ, and Tempe we have a few places that pay $0.30/lb of any #1PETE Plastics, not just bottlws.
    These are the same people who buy Al cans for $1.00/lb. I figured they were cashing in the cans for deposit out of state, but the PETEs I can't see how they could be cheating since I give them more than bottles ie containers that cherry tomatoes are sold in and other packaging. This also fills up large buckets quickly so I always cut my plastic up before putting into the bucket.
    Only one place buys the other #1 plastic for $.25 and no produce / fruit containers. Prices are weird at each place.
    #1 plastic CRV $.35
    #1 plastic non CRV $.25
    #2 plastic CRV $.15
    #2 plastic non CRV natural / clear $.10
    #2 plastic color non CRV $.04
    Glass CRV bottles $.04
    Glass bottles / jars non CRV $.03
    Alum Cans $.98 need 100 lbs and smashed flat from the top down
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    If Arizona is not a CRV state, (Here CRV means California Redemption Value), why are they paying more for it? I get $1.12 for #1 CRV and is $30 to $50 a week, easy money! Something just don't seem right there Hobo, but get it if they are paying more for it!

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    Since scrap metal prices are so low - are plastic and glass a viable thing to seek out? I'm in NC & haven't found buyers but that doesn't mean they aren't there.


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