The correct disposal of electrical cables

Many times, it may happen that after having done some maintenance works to your house, you find yourself with electrical cables and you don’t know what to do with them. It is exactly for this reason, that we will give you some advice on how to properly dispose of electrical cables, who you should contact and especially how to get rid of them in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

It is not by chance that this material, is recycled as it happens with plastic. The idea of recycling comes from the need to dispose, to reuse materials several times. As a matter of fact, these materials would be very harmful to the environment and, above all, would be very expensive in terms of supply. Therefore, the advantage is both for humans and for the environment. 
By doing so, it is possible to become more aware of the environment we live in and to better understand its importance. A greater awareness in this matter can only lead to improvements. 

The dispersion of electrical cables

More specifically, the dispersion of electrical cables is becoming a serious problem that hardly anyone was expecting to see. This happens because most electricians and companies in the industry simply don’t know how to properly dispose of this type of waste. So, what they do is to disperse electrical cables in nature, causing serious problems for the environment while wasting important resources that could be reused, as mentioned above.

On the other hand, another large number of people prefer to keep these cables instead of throwing them away because they don’t know how to get rid of them. So, it is sad to realize that most of the overall pollution could be the result of people’s ignorance. 

For this reason, we are writing this article to talk about this matter and to solve any doubts about it. Let’s see below how to get rid of cables and all electronic waste. 

Where shall you throw your electrical cables? 

Even for electronic waste, there is a specific separate collection that ensures that this waste does not mix with other types of waste. However, a special truck that comes and collects this kind of waste at your doorstep, as it happens for other kinds of waste such as for paper, plastic and so on, doesn’t exist. The only thing you can do is to look on your region website for the site where the nearest disposal area is located. We are talking about an area which is equipped with the collection of waste, where citizens can go to dispose of all of their waste that cannot be disposed of through the normal truck collection, such as bulky or special items. Moreover, if you have huge quantities of these electrical cables, you can directly call the toll-free number of the disposal site and make an appointment to make sure that the employees, who take care of the waste, come to pick up the waste at the chosen place. 

In a few words, through this method, we are trying to avoid the disposal in landfills and above all, we are trying to recover as many resources as possible, such as copper inside the cables, and at the same time, we are trying to protect the environment that surrounds us. 
Finally, it is through this disposal and collection area that all the waste will be sent to special centers that will treat and recycle it, making it ready to be used in new products. 

What if there are no waste separation and recycling areas?

This possibility is unreal, since every region has provided each municipality with at least one separation and recycling area. However, since you never know, it is better to specify this point as well. In case you are unable to go to the separation and recycling area, you must always keep in mind that with the purchase of a new appliance, the seller is forced to recover for free the old appliance and dispose of it. Obviously, what we recommend you is to avoid its dispersion in the environment and specially to avoid keeping it in the house. This is because, as we have already mentioned, the materials with which an appliance is made could be used in the construction of a brand-new product. It may seem trivial, but every single component can make a difference in the construction of another product if they are carefully recycled. 

Nevertheless, this mistake must not be made. Moreover, this kind of material shall not be disposed in a common rubbish bin. This does nothing but increases the difficulty of workers involved in the separate collection, which is called in this way for a very specific reason. This waste, in fact, must be disposed of separately from other types of waste simply because the disposal process is different. So, in order not to make life even more difficult for those who work in waste disposal centers, we shall try to dispose of these materials in the best way possible.

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