Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere!
(i found this entry in the draft files – guess i forgot to post it a year ago. Dallas and i loaded more, but sadly, farm scrap metal is now worth only 3 cents a pound.)
The weather has been very cooperative in allowing machinery to get near ditches and draws for decades old farm scrap removal. So, we’ve taken advantage of that and my husband and son have pitched in and helped me remove trash so that now another 40 acres have been cleared of sharp old metal tin, farm equipment, old metal water tanks, molasses lick tanks, rolls and rolls of brittle woven wire, windmills, milk cans, even a washing machine.
At 7 cents a lb, we hauled enough to pay ourselves $6.40 an hour. That doesn’t include the cost of fuel and machinery use. If the government was serious about cleaning up the environment, it could incentivize recycling by increasing prices for rubbish. However, i don’t want the government to step in and screw up something else.