Skip to content

Cable Recycling & Granulation Service

Innovative solutions for scrap cable recycling

New cable recycling

Recycling Lives offers bespoke services for cable recycling with the most innovative and efficient copper wire granulation techniques keeping CO2 emissions at a minimum and returning high quality recycled copper and plastic back to market.

  • Guaranteeing the best value for scrap wire recycling
  • Collecting and recycling cable waste from across the UK
  • Processing all scrap cable at our Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities – fully licenced by the Environment Agency

We buy copper wire scrap on a nationwide basis, managing a UK-wide skip brokering service to collect and recycle old cables, in addition to processing cables from End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs).

Advanced wire recycling

By using advanced recycling processes to extract the maximum amount of high quality copper from scrap cable we are able to offer the best prices for cable scrap.

  • Total compliance and receipt of payment for the full weight of cables received
  • Copper cable granulator – reduces scrap wire to dust sized particles, extracting and segregating copper, aluminium, brass, steel and other ferrous metals with maximum purity
All the metal we extract from your scrap wire is placed back on the market, reducing landfill waste while decreasing market dependency on virgin metals.

Cable recycling regulations

The duty of care regulations state that as a waste holder you must take all reasonable steps to:

Prevent unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal of scrap cable

Ensure that all scrap wire is disposed of with a business or individuals that have the correct and relevant environmental permit issued but the environmental agency like recycling lives

Prevent other parties from breaching permit conditions relevant to the type of waste they process

Provide an accurate description of the waste when it is transferred to another business or individual

Retain waste documentation about non-hazardous waste like copper wire scrap for two years

In addition, any waste holder must ensure that waste is transferred to a business or individual like recycling lives that is:

  • Registered as a carrier, broker or dealer of waste
  • A waste management operator with an environmental permit or registered exemption to accept such waste

Cable granulation FAQs

Can I recycle computer cables?
Absolutely. Recycling Lives processes old electrical cables of all types.
What happens if I don’t fulfil my legal duty of care?
Breach of the duty of care is an offence, with a penalty of up to £5,000 on summary conviction or an unlimited fine on conviction on indictment.

Some of the people we work with

View sectors
Amey Logo
Bam Logo
Hisense Logo
Magimix Logo
Morgan Sindall Logo
Sharp Logo
Suez Logo
United Utilities Logo
Wates Logo

Discover the benefits of the Recycling Lives Portal

Industry-leading reporting – advanced reporting capabilities through our bespoke, online customer portal. Tracks the complete waste management journey from collection to disposal. Includes multi-layered diversion data and enhanced carbon impact reports.
The Recycling Lives waste management portal
Sign up
Why work with us
British Gas Logo
British Gas

“Our relationship with Recycling Lives spans more than 6 years starting with our first load in 2016.

We send scrap and waste material including copper, brass, ferrous metal and more they also handle our hazardous waste such as oil and aerosols. We honestly like everything about Recycling Lives, their people are dedicated to what they do, work hard and are exceptionally friendly to deal with. Their attitude to work and charity is inspirational. Long may our partnership continue.”

Why work with us
BT Logo
British Telecom

“BT and Recycling Lives have a long established relationship stretching back over 15 years.

We were looking to ensure we met and exceeded all of our environmental and waste targets and goals. To enable us to achieve this, we needed to work with the right partners that carry the same values and provide us with solutions we need in an ever change environment. Recycling Lives have continuously demonstrated their ability to deliver, always willing to go that extra mile when needed, and have built a trust within BT that our waste is in safe hands. We will continue to work with Recycling Lives in the future.”


Contact Us

Change the way you do business – contact us today.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Call us now for a
free consultation

0300 100 0055
Connect with us