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How do can redemption centers make money?

Asked by buckyboy28 (4932 points ) February 26th, 2011

There is a can redemption center nearby that pays face value for cans. If they give a nickel for a can that is worth a nickel, how are they making any money?

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Are they non-profit? Do they get donations, or do anything else that could earn them money?

buckyboy28's avatar

Not that I know of. It seems like that is is the only business they have, and I’m pretty sure they aren’t a non-profit.

mrlaconic's avatar

The can is worth a nickel to YOU. The can is probably actually worth a dime.

buckyboy28's avatar

@mrlaconic That makes more sense. They do huge quantities of cans, so they probably get a ton of money.

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