(KMOV)-- These days, every dollar counts. There is one way that you may be able get a few bucks back by watching what you put in the trash can, specifically those empty food, soda, and beer cans.
If you take a trash bag full of cans that are not crushed to a recycler or scrap metal dealer, you probably have about 5lbs. This is worth about $3.25.
David Calvert takes regular trips to the scrap metal recycler about 3 times a year. In order to make $25, he estimates he brings in about 8 or 9 garbage bags full of aluminum cans.
A dive in the economy and the increased prices on metals means that owners of a re-cycling center in Belleville are seeing more customers coming in to cash in.
To find a recycler or scrap metal dealer near you, click the links below.