Cables Recycling

Cable Disposal Is Easy When You Reach Out to Collins Recycling

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.

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.

Recycling Copper Wires Cables

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.

Scrap electrical wires.

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.

Scrap cable plastic jacket.

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.

Ethernet cable.

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.

Coloured electrical wires.

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.

High voltage cable wire.

Specialised Cables

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.

Cable Scrap Metal FAQs

What cables do you accept for recycling?

Collins Recycling accepts a wide variety of cables that you may no longer need in your home or office. You can drop off any of the following:

  • Copper wire from copper cables with the plastic or PVC sheath removed
  • Computer data cables, which can either be in good condition or frayed
  • Household cables or electrical wirings, such as those from extension cords and phone cables
  • Ethernet cables, which often contain copper or sometimes aluminium wires
  • Old data cables, adapters, and phone chargers you no longer use
  • High voltage cables from machinery, ignition systems, and hubs
  • Specialised cables or those that contain metals, especially copper

Don’t throw the cables listed above. Instead, please drop them off at our facility so we can recycle them for you.

Can our business recycle our old cables with you?

Of course! Recycling copper and other types of cables is an effective way to help reduce waste from your job site. It also makes a positive impact on the community. Scrap metals, including copper and aluminium, can be turned into something valuable. You can drop off your scrap at our facility or arrange a pickup, especially if you have collected a significant number of cables. We can process your bare bright, copper tubing, and insulated copper wires.

Bear in mind that the cables will still go through some procedures before they are recycled and reused, including the removal of insulation and fittings. You can separate the wires or leave the job to us.

What part of the cable is recyclable?

Electrical cables, data cables, and many other types contain valuable materials (usually copper and aluminium) that can be recovered and recycled infinitely.

Remember that there is a distinct difference between wires and cables. A wire is comprised of a single line of electric conduction, meaning it connects electrical components to conduct electricity. Meanwhile, a cable is an amalgamation of a group of wires covered by either rubber or plastic sheathing. Cables are sometimes called cords, although they are not truly the same. A cord is a cable outside a device, like your washing machine’s power cord.

ince cables consist of a unified group of wires, they contain more copper. That means you will likely yield more payout when you recycle your cables.

Do you recycle high-voltage cables?

Yes, we do! We’re helping West Australians save the environment and ultimately the planet by recycling high-voltage cables. This type of cable is typically utilised for electric power transmission and contains a conductor and a fully insulated body. Full insulation means the entire cable consists of a metallic shield and semi-con layers, apart from the insulation.

High voltage cables have more protection, making them harder to open and separate the wires inside, thanks to the thick and sturdy V-PE sheaths. They are used in power plants, solar and wind industries, and power transmissions. If you have high voltage cables from your ignition systems and industrial machines, drop them off at our centre, and we’ll happily recycle them for you.

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