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California Boy Starts Recycling Business to Save Money for College

Ryan Hickman has recycled approximately 200,000 cans and bottles and saved up about $10,000 for college.

Ryan Hickman, a 7-year-old boy in Orange County, Calif., started his own recycling business a few years ago. Since then, he has recycled approximately 200,000 cans and bottles and saved up about $10,000 for college.

KABC has more:

A 7-year-old boy in Orange County combined his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the environment to start his own recycling business, saving a whopping $10,000 for college.

Ryan Hickman began recycling when he was just 3 1/2 years old.

"We had gone to the center with a couple of bags, and he really loved the actual act of putting all the cans and bottles into the machine and getting the money for it, and that kind of got him hooked," described Damion Hickman, Ryan's father.

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