My big black plastic bags of empties is/am/are averaging 11 to 13 bucks per bag. The smaller trash size, just over half that.
I got my whole entire parking lot swept by hand for 5 bucks cash, and 2 small bags of empties,
yah, go ahead, take all day!
I like to empty them,, don't mind rounding up the strays, and corralling them, but I despise herding them to the stockyard and loading them into the boxcars!
So,, I give most of my aluminum cash cows away to the homeless for trade of services like stacking firewood, or sweeping, etc.
All ya really have to do is set 'em beside the curb anyfrikkenwhere, and someone will turn them into groceries,,,,,,,or beer!