You don’t need to be a professional scrapper to recycle wiring.Many regular household items contain recyclable components. These are items that are often put in the trash once they break. Salvaging them is not only eco-friendly, but can also be financially lucrative.
1- Get in the Holiday Recycling Spirit
Every year when Santa leaves town,Christmas lights end up in a tangled pile in the attic. Bulbs break, parts of the lighting string mysteriously stop working, or you may choose to buy something new. Instead of seeing the old lights as trash, envision that mangled bundle of lights as a wire recycling opportunity.
2- Find Treasure in the Attic
Next to the bundle of Christmas lights in your attic may be a large box of extension and appliance cords. Many of these cords have lost their utility as you likely no longer remember what apparatus they correspond to. If you don’t need them, they can be recycled. Telephone, cable, and modem wires can also be recycled. You may also have an old computer desktop tower. Wiring inside that unit can be reused. Computer towers have many other recyclable elements, so be sure to contact your local reprocessing plant to determine which materials can be accepted.
3- Recycle Large & Small Appliances
TV’s, VCRs, DVD players and monitors are excellent recycling candidates. Small and large appliances such as freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, blenders, and toasters can also be included. If it has a cord, it’s pretty likely there’s wire there that can be recycled. Learn more about wire recycling from insulated wire recycling in Milpitas by clicking here.