User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


70° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Making Cash From Cans

June 20, 2012, 6:37 AM by Kellee Azar

Making Cash From Cans
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Many communities hope recycling has become a way of life.  But some may need a little incentive. One KELOLAND business is doing just that by paying you to recycle.

Why not make a little extra cash while helping the environment?

"You drive on in and we help you unload your car and we will run them through a magnetic separator.  We weigh them out, you drive on ahead, we pay you on out and down the road you go in about two or three minutes," R&T Unit Can Co. President Ron Nedved said.

And with prices for aluminum on a steady rise over the past few years, more people are bagging their cans.

"For many years it was 15 to 20 cents cheaper than it is now. But I think why they do that is to get more people to recycle and it's good for the environment," customer Jim Knopf said.

That's enough to make a line at R&T Unit Can Company.

"Now it's summer time so people are out getting more active and everything else so they're drinking a little more beer and pop or whatever and refreshments so people are a little more conscious about the environment.  So they are recycling a little bit more," Nedved said.

For Knopf, whether you sell your cans for extra cash or put them in your recycle bin, he believes you should put them where they can be used again.

"Recycle them and bring them where they can be useful and reuse them again," Knopf said.

As for what's bringing in more customers, Nedved has his theory.

"The economy is making people a little tighter so instead of throwing them in the garbage and letting the garbage hauler have it or whatever they are bringing it on in to people like us and businesses like us," Nedved said.

The cost of aluminum is constantly changing which makes for a lot of uncertainty when you're selling. Nedved says he is sure whatever the cost is, it's worth taking the time to recycle.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View business

You may also like

Presidential Proposal Would Expand Overtime Pay

6/30/2015 7:08 AM

Obama is unveiling a proposal to require overtime pay for workers who earn up to $970 per week, up from the current $455 threshold.

Full Story
New Outdoor Venue For Falls Park West

6/29/2015 5:07 PM

Mayor Mike Huether's Capital Improvement Plan includes $2.5 million for the Levitt project.

Full Story | Watch
New Laws Bring Changes To Commercial Driver's Licenses

7/1/2015 6:52 AM

The new regulations raise the minimum age to apply for a commercial driver's license from 16 to 18.

Full Story
Splash Central Sees Success In Its Third Season

6/29/2015 6:15 PM

Pool fees are a hot topic in Sioux Falls for both the new indoor aquatic center and proposed changes at the outdoor pools.  Along with a possible...

Full Story | Watch
SD Board Would Keep Harney Peak Name

6/29/2015 3:38 PM

A South Dakota board has reversed itself and recommended that Harney Peak not be renamed even though some American Indians may find it offensive.

Full Story


Events