I'm beginning to have doubts about aluminum. We recently took in 115 lbs. of aluminum. At $.62 per lb. our two kids made some spending money but I'm now doubting if it was worthwhile. That volume takes up a lot of storage space and it took about two years to accumulate.
That price varies, a couple of years ago when we recycled some, it was around $.45 per lb.
FWIW the one advantage to recycling aluminum is the energy difference. It takes less than 10% of the energy to get a pound of aluminum from cans as it does from bauxite.
That was one of the reasons that a lot of the aluminum industry was in the Pacific Northwest years ago, cheap hydro electricity.
Yea and I understand about the volume deal all to well.