Bare Electrical Wiring Is Recycled as Scrap Metal
If you have bare electrical wiring, you can recycle it as scrap metal. Find out how to recycle scrap metal.
Don’t Throw Cables in the Trash
Whatever you do, cables should never go in the garbage. They contain metals like copper that make them hazardous waste if they’re put in the trash.
Dangerous to Put in the Recycling
It is extremely important that you never recycle cables with other household recyclables. Long, stringy items, like holiday lights, old wires, and coat hangers, not only wreak havoc on equipment, but they’re also a safety hazard to employees.
Ways to Reuse
Use Cables for More Than One Device
Sometimes, phone and computer chargers can be reused for a different device than the one they came with. So before buying a new charger, see if you have any old ones that will fit.