Cable is made in a variety of thicknesses and can contain a number of different components, including copper, lead and steel. It is important first to grade the cable correctly so it can be processed in the correct way.
Cable recycling technology can recover copper, aluminium, steel or plastic and from any cable. Cable stripping can remove the plastic or lead covering on copper and aluminium cable, stripping it down to a grade of bare copper that’s called Dry Bright Wire, while steel can be taken from armoured cable by shredding. Both processes result in copper cores that can then be granulated.
Such recycling reduces the space taken by discarded cables in landfill sites where their plastic coatings do not biodegrade. Costs for such disposal are spiralling and using Deptford for your cable disposal means you make money, not lose it.