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Surrounded by a canyon of neatly stacked trash bundles, Bob Cappadona, area manager of Casella Waste (CWST) Systems' 65,000-square-foot recycling facility in Auburn, Mass., can't believe the record prices his garbage is commanding. "Aluminum cans, $900 a bale. Tin cans, $150. No. 2 clear plastic, $300. Cardboard, $70. Mixed paper, $40." He barely conceals his glee as he explains the effects of a recent spike in metals prices: "We get an extra $100 a ton!"
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