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tomlong74

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Aluminum
« on: January 13, 2013, 02:43:34 PM »
Who's been taking the cans? What is being done with them?

As most know, I'm the man behind the aluminum recycling.
I started do this back when we were in the 400sqft location.

I collect cans that are laying around the lab and crush cans
that others have graciously placed in the recycle bin, not to
mention the MANY cans that I pull out of the trash (LOTS).

I do this (pick through the NASTY trash) for many reasons...
1) Have you ever seen the destruction aluminum mining does to the land and our drinking water?
2) It's TOTAL LAME to be WASTEFUL of real "value & need" - this causes the rates of EVERYTHING from food to gas to increase.
3) I use the recycling funds to purchase more sodas (pretty cool eh? FREE sodas for being cool to the earth and your future)
4) I also want to start smelting down the aluminum for metal castings - YES it can be done from cans - NOVAlabs in VA does it.

As long as the proceeds and or the smelted aluminum are being used for the lab I'm cool. Otherwise this is NOT COOL MAN.
I DO NOT do this for people to take home for their city street pickup. PLEASE LEAVE THEM HERE! Or return the funds/buy
sodas on sale for the lab. Thank you and "BE EXCELLENT TO ONE ANOTHER".

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Re: Aluminum
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 03:32:33 PM »
Just an aside, but thank you Tom for doing this for as long as you have been. Not sure who took the cans out, but my guess is it was a breakneck decision to get things back in order after the big mess left the other day.

tomlong74

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Re: Aluminum
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 03:45:18 PM »
Nod. Thank you. But actually, I was the one who came in early straightened up, emptied all the trash cans, crushed the cans and readied them to be taken in the next day the center was open. This is the 3rd Time I've readied them only to have them disappear moments afterwards (not cool).

It reminds me of the Little Red Hen who asked everyone to help her grow the grain.
"Not I" said the pig, sheep, dog, cat, etc. Then asked after doing all the work and
baking of the bread asked who will help her eat the bread, except someone took the
bread before the hen could offer it.

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Aluminum
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 04:11:51 PM »
Wow, I had no idea. That's messed up.

Simply7

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Re: Aluminum
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 04:28:36 PM »
Old thread but still very relevant. I finally got around to taking our cans to the recycler and we recieved $11 for our effort.Thanks everyone who pitched in by placing your cans in the recycle bin. If you haven't been doing this please consider Tom's rant above, if thats not good to get you to recycle think of the cash. Everyone likes cash.. Right? ;)

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Re: Aluminum
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 11:22:10 PM »
I'm curious -- When you take the cans to the recycler, Is that a separate trip via combustible engine vehicle, and how many miles was that?
Just Asking, not trying to make a point here.
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Re: Aluminum
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2013, 12:03:31 PM »
he walked them there :) 


11$ is 3 gallons of gas , which is 60 miles.


end the end, its a wash, but a wash is better then a negative, as the gas would of been used anyways.


i found out we have a scrapper here that gives money for batteries, and $5/lb for Pcb boards.


probably could of got more money if you can find the the right "recycler" , should check with tom and find out who he used, maybe pays more $$..


Everything that can be scrapped/recycled should.
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Re: Aluminum
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2013, 01:24:15 PM »
FYI, this is a moderated announcements forum, so posts have to be approved. I can move this is we want to discuss it further. :)