For over a year now dh and I have been recycling soda cans. Then when we get enough then we take the to the recycling center. Last time that he did this he got about $50 to $60. But it took us awhile to get that. Now I find myself at work diging through the trash cans for cans. Mainly the trash can that I go through is a good size trash can. I am taking home anywhere from 4-8 cans a night. I sometimes go through the trash can that is sitting outside at work for guest to throw there trash in. Only if the cans are fairly easy to get to. It has got to the point that if I see any cans in the trash I have to get them. I was talking to a co-worker the other day about it. He said that if he knew that I was saving cans then he would have given me the ones that he just threw out. Well now he is going to start saving his cans for me. Dh and I have set a bucket next to our regular trash can. I think that he got it from his fromer employer. It was those big containers of laundry soap. We just put a regular trash bag in it. Since I have been doing this. We have been chaning the trash bag more often now. I am sure that we need to take what we have now to the recycling center by now. We wait until we have between 30- 50 bag. Anything less than that it isn't worth us to take it to the center. Since the closest recycling center is atleast 40 miles away. That is the closest major town with a big recycling center. So I am glad that I said something to my co-worker. Hey it is one more way to try to earn some extra money. Every little bits helps. If the recycling center would do this with newspapers as well. I would rack up on that as well.