Would you believe me if I said you could turn your trash into cash? It’s true! In this post, I’ll show you exactly how to turn your garbage into money! 

As a youngster, I was extremely money motivated. My friend and I would come up with new money-making schemes all the time. Besides making and selling arts and crafts, perfume, and lemonade, we would also dig through the nearby office park’s dumpers, searching for soda cans and other treasures. Most of the time, we would collect the cans and trade them in for money to buy candy from the store. But one summer, we collected thousands of Pepsi Soda tabs and traded them in for a one-night stay at a hotel (don’t worry, my friend’s mom chaperoned us on our stay).

It’s crazy how many ways you can make money if you try.

If you’re looking to turn your trash into cash, here are 16 ways to get started:

1. Selling Aluminum Cans

Selling aluminum cans is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think about turning your trash into cash.

With aluminum cans, how much you can earn will depend on which state you live in. According to Cohen