, 09-07-2009 at 03:36 PM (
I donít need the media or the government to tell me that the economy is heading south. I have a foolproof barometer of economic health in my own town. Itís called the scrap heap, aka, the metal recycler.
For about ten years, Iíve been collecting my aluminum cans and taking them to the scrap heap for recycling once a month. Itís a win-win situation. I do something good for the environment, and the metal recycler pays me per pound of aluminum I bring in. Itís not a fortune by any means;