Scrapping for Dollars.

Many of the people who are jobless and need cash are collecting scrap metal on trash night. This is a great way to recycle metal that otherwise could end up in a land fill near your home.

If you find that you want to do this to make some money, please follow a few common sense things before you set out and the reason for this will follow at the end.

  1. Don’t block the street while you are picking up the metal. Traffic must be able to proceed without you moving.
  2. Don’t create a ruckus. Be quiet as a mouse, you are at someone else’s home. This goes for talking and the radio as well.
  3. Don’t leave the pile scattered all over the place, stack things back up neat like you found them.
  4. Don’t dig through everything hoping to find gold. Most people will separate things they know are being collected.
  5. Don’t be rude to anyone, even if they are rude to you. Just move along without problems, you don’t need a ticket.
  6. Don’t drive a vehicle that doesn’t meet the laws for your area, or you could end up in jail.
  7. Don’t stay if someone tells you to leave. Just put back what’s in your hand, say OK, then go to another place.

With so many people doing this, these simple rules must be followed by everyone or here is what will happen.

First off, many cities have laws against this activity and most are being very relaxed about issuing tickets because the collectors are not causing any trouble. If things start to get out of hand, be sure that the tickets will start to fly and then no one will be able to collect unless you are in a city that issues permits to do this and you get one and then follow all of their rules to be able to do it. The same would go for any city you visit.

We have all heard of  “one rotten egg spoiling the bunch” so lets keep doing things right or no one will be able to do it at all without paying, first.  Back to Business, Now hand me that lamp, it will look good in the den.


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