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Have I ever told you that I’m a daughter of a garbage man?br /br /No? Well, I /br /Okay, technically my dad is a mechanic, but he worked for a garbage company most of my life. His father owned a garbage company and now he owns a garbage company. i{I guess garbage runs in the family, but in a good way.}/ibr /br /I’ll admit when I was younger I didn’t really like riding along to the dump with my dad. Or spending my summer visit with my grandparents at my grandfather’s garbage company. bGarbage is stinky/b. br /br /Today on my way to pick up my toddler from pre school a man in my neighborhood was putting a LOT of metal by the curb. I instantly heard the sound of cash as he tried stacking the unruly piping by his garbage /br /I raced to pick up my son and made a quick call to my dad to find out if what I just saw was sellable andnbsp;where was the nearest scrap yard. Fortunately, the nearest scrap yard is about 10 minutes from my house.nbsp;My dad told me to be quick because that metal wouldn’t be at the curb for /br /I strikesped/strikenbsp;drove a proper speed to my neighborhood, hopped out of my mini van and rang that man’s doorbell. i{I didn’t just want to take it even though it was by his trash}/i. He told me he was hoping someone would come by to take it since he wasn’t sure the garbage company would. I told him I’d be happy to take it off his hands. He asked me if I was going to the scrap yard and I told him yes i{as a matter of fact, I’m going to make a little cash off your trash it’s free money- bNo, I didn’t say that, but I thought it/b.}/ibr /br /He admitted that he thought about taking it there himself, but didn’t want to. i{Yay! Your loss my gain.} /iHe helped me load it into my van and I was off…flip flops and all…to the scrap yard!br /br /It was a bit of a wait, but a great learning experience! I’m sure I got crazy looks. I’m a mom in flip flops with a toddler in a carseat at the scrap yard. i{You should have seen me in my hard hat as I unloaded it!}/ibr /ibr //ibr /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”191″ src=”” width=”320″ //a/divibr //ibr /Two hundred pounds of an old trampoline base! I got $24 for my effort i{12 cents a pound}/i. Not bad for an hour out of my day. My dad joked that he should get me a trailer and I could go scraping around the neighborhoods. Hmmmm…not a bad /br /a href=”” target=”_blank”img alt=”Anna” border=”0″ src=”” //a