I remember back in the late '70s and early '80s when you put your bundles of old newspapers and other paper waste on the curb, guys would come along and nab it before the city had a chance to collect it. The stuff is probably worth even more now, but apparently we're too well-off to bother. I've been squashing and saving up aluminum catfood cans. Over time it might add up to something. I'm not sure our municipailty does anything with the "recycling" we put out other than toss it into the landfill, so I'd rather capitalize on the high cost of aluminum and other metals at some point in the future, rather than see it go to waste today.