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  •  Sometimes you can find scrap metal dealers who (2+ / 0-)
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    foresterbob, Radiowalla

    will come to collect your old appliances and cars. They might even pay you for them too.

    I don't know what to do about the sofa. I suppose pull the cloth and foam off and bag it, burn the wood and recycle the springs.

    •  i have a couple fo friends who are scrappers (3+ / 0-)
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      Radiowalla, foresterbob, GreenMother

      for extra money. One took an old dryer out of my basement and got $25 for it. Why pay when you can make money?

      •  I have an idea. (0+ / 0-)

        I am not going to guess whether it's a good one or not, BUT...

        Perhaps we could make flyers, and post them at libraries, or on Kiosks at these hiking/camping areas telling people they can get money for some kinds of junk, and perhaps some addresses to any close recycling centers?

        25 or 50 Bucks is almost a tank of gas, a small bag of groceries, etc.,

        I know some people do it just to be shitty, but then again, some might not know that such options exist.

        I would also include the number for donation pickups for clothes, and furniture.

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