Cash-for-Cans Businesses & Equipment
This site provides helpful information concerning aluminum can recycling machines, automated & non-automated recycling equipment, the aluminum market, reverse vending and recycling. We specialize in refurbishing, operating, and selling new and used aluminum can recycling machines also known as Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) or Buy Back Centers since 1985. We also take requests for other specialized equipment. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. - Dale Beckman, Jr. - Owner - Updated September 2, 2010
New GoldCan RVMs at $21,500 each! (while supplies last- only have 2.)
call Dale for details at 1-815-323-3022.
Other offer below:
This is a genuine opportunity for you
to have your own stable business that is simple to set up and operate for years
This is a somewhat yet unknown business in different parts of the U.S. It is an Aluminum Can Reverse Vending Business also known as a Cash-for-Cans or Buy-Back business. These fully automated machines purchase aluminum cans from the public. They have proven themselves to be a stable source of supplemental or primary income for businesses or individuals.
I have been in this business since 1985 and I have never offered or known of a RVM (Reverse Vending Machine) that was simpler to operate, maintain, or rugged then the GoldCan RVM!
To set up and operate this business is simple. All one needs to do is to set up a GoldCan machine, put money in it to pay the people for their cans, and then empty the machine of cans when it gets full. It takes around 1 hour a week to maintain and unload the processed cans from the GoldCan machine. There are a lot of ways to resale the cans but you can be sure that you will get a premium price for the cans purchased by the RVM because of the larger quantity of cans. If you want to know details about the costs, profits, warrantees, and other information, and profit, read on and visit the rest of this web site. If you want more detailed information then what is on this site, please contact me.
This GoldCan machine up for sale is on sale as a "very minor scratch and dent" unit. It has some minor imperfections but has not been used in public and runs great! It is on sale for $21,500 US Dollars. This is a savings between $8,500 and $13,500 compared to a new "non - scratch and dent" unit! (while supplies last)
The RVM is made of 3/16" (4.8mm) to 1/4" (6.35mm) thick cold rolled steel with the exception of the
stainless steel receptacle (where people put their cans in and get money) and
has two floors and a roof. The machine weighs about
5000 pounds empty and measures 14 feet tall by 8 feet wide. The machine works by
sucking in cans from the customer through a hole and into the top half of the machine where they are
crushed and stored. It is very fast. There are two side man-doors. The top side door
allows the cans to be removed and the bottom side door is used to fill the coin
dispensers and check records. The RVM is controlled by a super rugged
refurbished Panasonic Toughbook
laptop computer. The control program is very user friendly and licensed. The power
requirements are 240VAC with 50A - Single Phase service. The machines are
shipped on their side and can be set up with an extension boom forklift or small
crane - Unless we use our own equipment to do it for you. It may cost about $100 for a small crane operator to set it up for you.
We can offer assistance with setting up your shipping.
Shipping costs are not included with the purchase price but may be free or
depending on the shipping destination and possible other factors - Call for
depending on the shipping destination and possible other factors - Call for details.
If the buyer wishes to pick up the machine, the machine must be removed within
120 days of purchase with the
funds clearing our bank, to avoid storage charges ($10 / day). Additional
storage time may be added at no charge. We usually assist the buyer
with handling at little or no additional cost. Please contact
me for further information.
The machine comes with a 30 day replacement warrantee (normally 120 day but
for this promotion it has been lowered due to the price difference - all
equipment is the same) on all processing
components and their controls due to failure from normal functions. This does
not include shipping damage which should be covered by the carrier nor does it
cover "act(s) of God" like flooding or other natural events. The
warrantee date begins with the date of purchase.
We reserve the right to have the needed time for arranging transportation to
the point of destination. This usually takes about two to four weeks.
We reserve the right to have the needed time for arranging transportation to the point of destination. This usually takes about two to four weeks.
Any potential buyer is welcome to visit by appointment and see how the
All prices mentioned in this listing are in US Dollars.
on to see answers to questions people have asked:
"How does someone make money in this business? "
To see a performance / profit and cost analysis of 4 RVMs in operation during 2006 you will need to contact me and request it. This is highly sensitive, genuine, and confidential material. It is guarded to protect the interests of clients who operate RVMs purchased from me.
An example of some of the types of information included with the above mentioned performance / profit and cost analysis:
Here are some averages from one of my own machines I operate in a town with a
population of about xxx:
Other costs and information of running a RVM business:
"How do you go about securing a site? When you have a number of them to
choose from what rental rates are you looking at generally? "
My reply was:
From experience, try to stick with local businesses. Ask for an appointment
to speak to the owner. I have had the most success when speaking with owners. Be
presentable and respectable. I personally like to let the owner know that I take
full responsibility for the operation, appearance, and maintenance of the
machine. I also have liability insurance and pay for all of the electrical
costs. I reinforce the fact that they are under no obligation what-so-ever - Of
course, you will make your own terms. If it is conducive for their business, I
also relate to them how the machine acts as an additional customer draw to the
location and it pays the customer cash which in turn is often spent locally.
When it comes down to how much the land owner gets, I know of one location
where the store realized the benefit so much that they allowed the machine to
use the store's electricity at no cost and they even took care of emptying the
trash cans for the machine! In other locations, it is common to pay a royalty of
the cash paid out to the customers for a given time period such as a month or
two. The royalty can range from 2% to 10%. This is very similar to some regular
vending businesses. Some have also purchased land for their machines seeing that
they could always get their money back for the land -if not more- and the taxes
are minimal because no permanent structures are usually on the land thus their
cost for placing a machine on their purchased land was actually a separate long
Rental / Royalty rates can vary a lot depending on the circumstances.
*All funds mentioned within this site are in U.S. dollars.