When I was a kid one way, other than cutting lawns, to make a little extra money was to recycle cans and bottles. I spent hours stomping aluminum cans down to a 1/4 inch to make more fit in the bag. My parents helped by taking me to the recycling center to turn them in. Today that concept is still in place. There are more and more recycling centers around that take glass, aluminum, and scrap metal in exchange for money. But now you are able to recycle things for money that in the old days would go to the landfill.
Did you know that you can save money every time you shop at Target by bringing your own recyclable/reusable bag? Target will subtract five cents off your total bill for bringing in your own reusable bag, no matter the item limit. I have four reusable bags in my car that I use for every day shopping. They fold nicely and hold quite a bit of stuff. Instead of lugging ten grocery bags to the car, I have one reusable bag that holds everything.
You can buy a reusable bag from Target for $.99 or you can use your own bag, whichever you prefer.
Not only do you help the environment with your reusable bag, but you are saving money too. Five cents may not seem like a lot but it sure does add up!