Recycling old cabling?

Adcock, Matt [HISNA] MAdcock at
Mon Aug 30 14:28:02 UTC 2010

Assumption: Construction guys are present.
1.  Dump cable in large pile on the floor
2.  Yell "Does anybody want this copper?"
3.  Use broom to fend of multiple takers
4.  Tell the guy who wants it that he can have it as long as he hauls it away
Not that I've ever done this of course...

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From: Patrik Wallstrom [mailto:pawal at]
Sent: Thu 8/19/2010 10:12 AM
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: Recycling old cabling?

On Aug 18, 2010, at 8:45 AM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, khatfield at wrote:
>> More companies recycle and properly dispose of equipment than they did ten years ago. Yet, if they aren't being looked at to be "green" or something along those lines then many choose the cheapest route (the dumpster).
> The amazing thing is sometimes they will pay to have it trashed instead of the option of a recycler/reseller coming around and picking it up at no cost.
> As you said, it's just one of those things.

The cables might still have some ultra-secret bits in them.


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