From the $2,300-an-ounce metal inside your car to high-school seats, discover what unexpected items thieves are trading into recycling centers for cash.
In many European countries, citizens have to pay for their garbage disposal based on weight or volume. Could it work in the U.S.?
Recycling may not be the saving grace we all believe it to be. Before you even consider putting out your curbside bin, learn what you should do first.
From discovering the best areas and times to dive to knowing what to look out for and what gear you need, learn proven strategies for successful and safe dumpster diving.
Clothing swaps parties have become popular in recent years as frugal and fashion conscious men and women find that trading clothes is a great way to update a wardrobe for next to n
Can you could use some cash for your old broken cell phones, laptops, or ink cartridges? These companies actually pay you to recycle.
We have so much STUFF. Cell phones that don’t work any more. Batteries that won’t charge any more. Shoes that have holes in them. The list goes on. We don’t want to throw this old
Most of us probably have sold a few bottles and cans and got a couple dollars, but could you believe that some people have made millions or even billions of dollars from trash?
I used to love the “free” button on Craigslist. There were some killer giveaways on there, including things like antique movie projectors, great toys for the kids, ornaments, lamps
At any port you can probably see hundreds to thousands of empty shipping containers just sitting around waiting to be loaded. In recent times these containers have not only transp
My recent post about reusing old plastic bottles inspired me to look around at other ways to use, well, garbage. And I found a site that really made me think twice about the con
It's been a while since I did one of these video compilation posts, and the subject at hand is more than worthwhile. I thought I'd look around for innovative and inventive
Wise Bread bloggers share green resolutions for the upcoming year, beginning on October 15, 2007: Blog Action Day. Tell us what actions you intend to take to improve the environ
No, they don’t have to be whitewalls, but I know that sometime in the near future you will have an old tire to get rid of. [more]
Wow, am I late to the news. But hey, it's a great frugal story or recycling, even if it is completely insane.
I'm not sure what you pay for energy each month, but combining natural gas, gas for the car and electricity, I'm way over $250. This guy, Mr. Mike Strizki, does it all for nothing. [more]
Designer Amy Doan, of Shrinkle, shares on her stellar success as an eBay fashionista.
The Compact is giving up all new purchases in a year, bar food and medicine, to save the environment.
These guys started with four hundred empty cans of Mountain Dew, a pipe, and a dream...to make a Christmas tree out of soda cans.
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