Make Money Recycling

Don’t be surprised, there are many ways for you to make money recycling. :)

A career in recycling

If you are looking for a career, then you may want to find out more about recycling jobs.

A job in recycling may mean joining recycling companies which can come in a variety of sizes (some local small businesses to large multi-national companies) and may perform different functions.

For example, some recycling companies do recyclable collection, and make profits from selling the collected recyclables to the processing companies.

In turn, other recycling businesses work on sorting, cleaning and processing the recyclables into raw material commodities, so that these materials can be channeled to the manufacturing process as raw materials.

Other recycling businesses focus on research – to find out ways of how to better design products for recycling, to improve the technology for recycling certain materials, or even find new ways to recycling materials that are currently not recyclable.

Depending on your vocational interest, you could make money recycling by joining different recycling businesses and for different functions.

For example, you could even join a recycling company as a Human Resource manager, and do your part for the very frontline people who make recycling possible. With recycling jobs, you are doing your part directly or indirectly for recycling, and for the earth! Also check out what some green collar workers, skilled in environmental issues and green technologies, do to make sustainable living on earth possible.

Start your own recycling business!

What if you already have a job in a recycling company, but you aren’t satisfied?

What if you sick and tired of being an employee?

Why not make money recycling by starting your own recycling business?

Unless you have a lot of resources and experiences in the field of recycling, you will possibly need to start small.

There are recycling agencies out there that help people with starting up their own recycling business. For example, Recycling Point Dot Com is a social enterprise in Singapore that offers information and logistical support for those who wish to start their own recyclable collection franchises. But that is not all.

Beyond recycling, there are also many opportunities and support out there to help green-goers start green businesses, such as green cleaning businesses. Through such green businesses, not only will you be able to earn your living, you can also play a part to make this world a cleaner and healthier place to live in.

If you already own a business, then you can read what Terry Hollen, President of Quality Bilt Equipment, has to say about recycling for profit, and learn how to bring in that extra revenue for your company through recycling.

Invent your own “green machine”!

If you enjoy getting your hands dirty and building things of your own, then inventing your own “green machine” could be the way to go to earn you some cash.

Try out your ideas at investing or designing a simple rainwater harvesting system, solar or wind energy powered electricity source that can help reduce the consumption of electricity and save money in the long run.

Who knows, you may even get to patent your device, and get paid big time for it!

The simplest – Just send your used Coca-Cola can for recycling!

If you are not looking for a job or thinking of starting your own business, then the simplest way you can make money recycling is simply to collect and then sell your daily used household or office items to the recyclable collection companies.

Many of the products and items in our household and offices can fetch good prices when sold to recyclable collection companies.

When you make it a routine to sell your used household articles and products to the recyclable collection companies, you can actually supplement your income or generate a parallel stream of revenue.

And as you make money recycling, you also play your part in protecting the earth from the buildup of waste in landfills and incinerators, help reduce pollution and conserve the earth’s resources. It’s a win-win situation!

Find out more about what you can recycle and how you can make money recycling by selling these recyclables.

Read about others’ experiences in making money through recycling.


How I Made Money Through Recycling

If you have had a try at making money through recycling, I would love to share your story with my readers.

It does not matter if your experience had been positive or negative, they are all learning experiences and we want to hear it.

Your story would be invaluable to those who want to give it a try at making their eco passion a means of living. Or it could simply help the eco kid earn some extra pocket money.

It would be great if you could include the following details
- how you attempted to make money through recycling
- how successful you were
- what you learnt through the experience
- photos (if any)

Share your story below.

Enter the title of your sharing (e.g. How Recycling Cans Made Me Money)


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