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Topic # 240774 25-Sep-2018 15:44
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Like most of you (I assume) I have a collection of various, old computer cables I've collected over the years.

 

I'm wanting to do a big clean up of them, can they be recycled or just tossed into the normal rubbish?


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  Reply # 2096225 25-Sep-2018 15:52
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I know some of the wellington based scrap merchants will take them. Otherwise try your local e-waste people for (possibly) more ethical ways dispose of them


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  Reply # 2096227 25-Sep-2018 15:55
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I was amazed when our local Salvation Army took a large box of computer and audio cables from us just the other week when they picked up a bunch of stuff after a large clean-up. I'd half-expected that box to be left, but they took that but not the exercycle!


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  Reply # 2096239 25-Sep-2018 16:34
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Scrap should take them.  If you can be bothered....but it's worth it, strip the plastic off them and just given them the copper.  Worth quite a bit more.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2096600 26-Sep-2018 09:51
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Wellington landfills have a IT section that takes them for free.  Both the one in Porirua and the Southern Landfill near Island Bay.  

 

 

 

https://wellington.govt.nz/services/environment-and-waste/landfill/types-of-waste-accepted/electrical-waste

 

 


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  Reply # 2097735 27-Sep-2018 20:04
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Chch eco drops take them and metal scrappies




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  Reply # 2097823 27-Sep-2018 22:10
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CYaBro:

 

 

 

I wish my left over cables was only one of these small boxes, instead of the multiple that it currently is ... :-(

 

 


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  Reply # 2102072 5-Oct-2018 11:27
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I have an 80L plastic storage bin full of AV cables - S-Video, Component, Audio, etc.

 

Had a fully wired component / 5 channel audio system ( Sky / Amp/ Projector, etc), S-Video ( Tivo, VHS).

 

Then HDMI came out, and the Sky box was replaced - no component, no S-video. . New set of cables.

 

Then higher-spec HDMI - more cables.

 

 





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  Reply # 2102230 5-Oct-2018 15:46
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If we put our surplus cables together we would be able to fill a skip! 


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  Reply # 2102480 6-Oct-2018 13:37
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linw:

 

If we put our surplus cables together we would be able to fill a skip! 

 

 

Then take the skip to the scrappie and get enough money to hoist a beer to our saving the planet. ... sounds like a plan.

 

 

 

Took 30 laptops, pcs, old printers, tools etc to metro refuse other day. Zero cost.

 

 

 

 





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