Ever wondered how to get rid of old cables you no longer need? On the surface, the task does seem straightforward. Still, it is not surprising to know many Australians are clueless about proper cable disposal.
Cables, such as Ethernet and computer data cables, are part of the growing e-waste problem in the country. People try to keep up with the rapid changes in technology by discarding their gadgets when a new model is introduced. So, with a new laptop, computer, or any device that has a new port, your existing charging cables become useless. If you have a drawer for your old cables, it’s time to face the truth. You will not use them again, no matter what the tinkerer in you says.
Cable disposal is easy when you reach out to Collins Recycling
We accept a wide variety of cables that you may have in your home or office (or both). Don’t collect those wires; instead, let us take care of them for you.
Collins Recycling, as the name of our business implies, is a company dedicated to recycling reusable materials, which include:
The cables are cut and opened, removing copper from the sheath, typically made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polyethylene. Dumping the plastic coating can cause problems to the environment since the material does not simply break down quickly and safely in the landfill. In Western Australia where heat can sometimes be where extreme heat can occur, lead, mercury, and dioxins can be released into the air.
Recycling copper wire with our help will protect the health of the community and the environment. Copper is a durable metal that does not lose electrical connectivity even when reused.
Computer cables can be dangerous if you don’t know what to do with them after they have outgrown their usefulness. Rather than incinerating these computer data cables, you can send them to us. We will take care of the recycling process for you.
Computer data cables are typically made of two materials, namely metal wires (either copper or aluminium) and a rubber coating, which can also be made of plastic. Even though you may not buy a new computer every six, twelve months, or so, those cables can become frayed or damaged over time. It’s not a good idea to use cables that are cut open or threadbare. Instead of keeping those safety hazards, you can drop them off at our facility.
Do you have bare electrical wiring at home? You can recycle those wires as scrap metal. Never throw those cables in the bin. For one, it can cause harm to the environment, plants, animals, and humans. Another reason is that these cables contain copper or other metal, which can be reused to help save resources.
Take your household cables to our scrapyard. We will pay you for doing so. Plus, you can contribute to the recycling process of the materials in the cables. When reprocessed, these cables can be manufactured into cables again or another useful product.
If you cut an Ethernet cable in half, you will see wires coated with rubber. These wires are most likely copper, which is an electrical conductor. Sometimes, the cables are another metal, such as aluminium. It should be easy to recycle Ethernet cables. However, the problem is that your kerbside recycling program may not accept cable disposal.
Don’t worry; we’re here for you. Collins Recycling knows how to deal with e-waste, including Ethernet cables. Just visit our facility or contact us to have us collect them for you.
As you upgrade to another piece of equipment, some things get left behind, including your data cable. What do you do with them when you no longer need them? Most people keep these cables in a drawer, thinking they will reuse them in the future. But trust us, you will not use those old cables again, especially because you already have new ones.
Data cables contain copper, which is a valuable metal. It’s difficult to mine and continues to dwindle in amounts. Don’t throw those old cables. Drop them off at our facility, and we will happily take them from you.
Help Australia in preserving and conserving resources. By recycling high voltage cable with us, you reduce energy consumption used to mine and manufacture new wires. Recycling cables only utilises a fraction of energy, which is why it is always the better option.
For high-voltage cables with V-PE sheaths, these items can be tricky to deal with. They are heavy duty cables used in power transmission and bigger than your ordinary cables. These cables are also commonly found in ignition systems, machinery, and hubs. We’ll take care of high-voltage cables, so you do not have to cut and open them up. Aside from the convenience, we will even pay you for bringing the cables to us.
Anything else with reusable copper and metals inside the cables can be accepted at the Collins Recycling facility. We will buy the waste cables you have in your home, office, and anywhere else. Cables that you can take with you when you drop by our facility include armoured wires, communications cables, and redundant cords.
How Can Collins Recycling Help You?
Did you know that you can sell copper wires, data cables, and others? The more cables you have, the better. Of course, we’re not saying you will make a fortune out of selling them. However, you can make some cash off things you will not use again. Also, we get rid of them for you, so you do not have to keep those tangled cables in a drawer again.
If you have cables you no longer need, please contact Collins Recycling, or visit our facility today.