Everything You Need To Know About Recycling Electric Cords and Wires

Everyone has that plastic bag. You know the one. Sometimes it’s at the back of a kitchen drawer or on a bookshelf. You’ve moved that bag from house to house and place to place for years. It’s that bag of old cords, wires, and chargers for electronics you got rid of since the 2010s! You might be thinking: “Guilty as charged! Where can I sell them near me?” 

Well, search no more! We at Fulton Metals have got you covered! Located in the Atlanta, GA metro area, we are one of Georgia’s premier high volume recyclers of electronic waste, including electrical cords and wires. We pay cash for your old cables, and you can walk away knowing you kept them out of the landfill.

Why Recycle Electrical Cords and Wires?

Most places that are standard recycling centers don’t process electronic waste. But since 25 states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation prohibiting putting e-waste in the trash, the cords and wires recycling business is growing. These centers take all electronics, not just metal.

Buyers of e-waste take your cords and wires, separate the insulating rubber from the metal wires, and recycle the valuable aluminum and copper. Aluminum is highly recyclable, and nearly 75% of all aluminum ever produced in the US is still being used today. It retains its composition indefinitely, so it can be recycled back into itself over and over again.

Recycling aluminum is essentially paying for itself, as it saves over 90% of the energy required to produce it new. Americans send over $700 million worth of aluminum waste to landfills each year, but the recycling industry spends more than $800 million on recycling aluminum.

Copper also retains its worth, almost 90% of its original value. Copper is second only to silver in electrical conducting ability. Recycling this metal saves 85-90% of the energy required to mine and process it from virgin ore. Around 40% of the copper used in the US each year is recycled, providing an enormous benefit to the environment.

Why Choose Fulton Metals?

Fulton Metals is a full-service metal recycling center and scrap yard. We work exclusively in bulk recycling, so large quantities are better. We are known for large-scale dealings in demolition and construction waste, but we also have a booming business buying up electronic waste for recycling and disposal. We take cell phones, computers, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and any and all charging components.

Do You Have a Location Near Me?

We have three locations in the Atlanta, Georgia (GA) metro area, Alpharetta, College Park, and Lithonia. Feel free to visit us at whichever location is more convenient for you. All sites are open six days a week for all of your recycling needs. We buy at competitive rates. All you have to do is pick which location that’s nearest to you and get in touch.

I’m Ready to Sell My Cords and Wires. Now What?

When you’re ready, contact us. We have skilled and knowledgeable help desk workers at both locations who can get you same-day estimates on the most commonly accepted items. If they need more information, they might ask to see pictures. If that happens, communication will take place over email or text message.

Like any company that buys recycling material, we base our prices on the exchange rates. These rates vary from day to day, which impacts how much you can receive for your cords and wires. We also look at how much you’ll be recycling with us, as well as the cleanliness of the items to be recycled.

Get that bag of cords and wires out of your kitchen drawer and get some extra cash in your pocket. Contact your closest Fulton Metals location today and make the most of some old junk.