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Wire (bare, not plastic coated, not insulated)


Updated on December 7, 2019



Any all metal wire or cable (no plastic covering or insulation) can be recycled, so place it in the blue recycling cart. If you have a large amount, it may even have a buy-back value, as scrap metal. Take it to any of several scrap metal yards in the East Bay. You would usually need a large quantity, since it will need to be weighed at a scale, if you expect to be paid.

DO NOT PUT WIRE HANGERS IN THE RECYCLING BIN. See 'wire hangers' for proper disposal information.


Reuse the wires or cables if possible.

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