Since it was discovered, electricity has become present everywhere. Whether in industry or domestic life, it takes up space in every part of everyday life. This is possible because electrical wires and cables are installed everywhere, crossing cities underground and suspended in poles. Even with the advancement of technology that brought the portable world, electrical wires are still present working even more.

Electrical wires and cables are present in construction, machinery, cooling systems, telecommunications, electro-electronics, automotive and energy industries, which generate thousands of tons of waste annually.

Aluminum and copper are the most used materials as conductors for electrical wires.

Aluminum is a low-density material widely used in power transmission networks and can be used even without isolation.

Wires and Cables
Insulated wires and cables

Copper is the most used material as the conductor in electrical wires and cables. These are insulated usually with thermoplastic materials (PVC and polyethylene) and thermophiles.

Because of the presence of noble metals at its core, recycling electrical wires is a common practice. However, the way this is done does not always collaborate with the environment. It is common to burn the insulating material to take the metal only.

How is the process?

Dry recycling is certainly the most sustainable way to do this work. The process begins with the collection of the material, followed by the segregation where the materials are classified according to their composition (insulation and conductors). Once separated, the materials undergo are taken to a size reduction process through crushing machines. Finally, recyclable materials are effectively and safely extracted.

Nowadays, the process of recycling wires and electrical cables is very optimized. The use modern equipment allows work to be done quickly and efficiently (dry separating machines, sprinkles, shredders, sieves, treadmills etc).

TM Scrap Metals recycling wires

TM Scrap Metals is a reference in the collection of recyclable materials, here we receive most types of electrical wires and cables, such as isolated copper wires, Romex wires, communication wires, power cables, and aluminum cables, among others. We also received copper, brass, bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, plastic, glass bottles and aluminum cans. At TM Scrap Metals, we pride ourselves on being a premier destination for all your metal recycling needs, offering comprehensive services.