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Cords (extension and appliance)

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Cords (extension and appliance)
Cords should not go out with the trash. Like drink yokes, cords and cabling can harm scavenging wildlife that get tangled up when in search of food.

The facilities below will accept intact appliance and extension cords for recycling. Copper wire can also be sold to scrap yards by the kilogram and will fetch a higher price when stripped.

To recycle computer specific cables and cords, see Electronics.

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How do I go green?

Dispose and replace cords only when no longer functional. Extend the longevity of your appliances and lighting by loosely binding slack cord and ensuring no weight is placed on cords and cables.

A spare extension cord is always handy to have around. Keep them tidy by loosely wrapping the cord and then pulling it through an old paper towel or toilet paper roll.

Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • DL's Recycling Centre

    6844 Oldfield Rd
    Saanichton
    250.544.3103

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery Street
    Esquimalt
    250.381.1482

  • Island Return It, Sidney

    10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • London Drugs

    All locations in the capital region

  • Pender Island Waste Management Ltd

    PO Box 26
    Pender Island
    250.629.6690

  • Schnitzer

    307 David Street
    Victoria
    250.381.5865

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Copper wire used in cords is typically made from newly refined copper; however, wire production makes up a small fraction of the copper needed for industrial purposes annually and over 75% of copper items produced are fashioned from post-consumer recycled copper that has been melted down from recycled scrap. The PVC and vinyl jackets used to insulate copper wire can in some areas be downcycled into new materials. Copper wire and aluminum insulation can be completely recycled without loss of integrity to the core material.