Most of us have heard the saying "Where there's muck there's brass." Gloucestershire Environmental Consultant Dr John Henry Looney believes that's very much the case when it comes to our landfills.
Long before recycling centres, most of us thought nothing of throwing electrical goods like televisions into landfill sites. What you may not know though is that the circuit boards attached to them contain many precious metals, metals that could be worth a lot of money.
With the world prices of these metals now increasing, Dr Looney believes now is the right time to mine landfill sites and sell these metals.
1kg of gold is currently valued at £35,000. But it's not only gold that lies beneath the soil. Copper and Lead could also yield high returns.