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Scrap Cables

Sell your scrap cables to us

Discarded cables can often end up in landfills, where they take centuries to decompose. We buy scrap cables from domestic and commercial customers for a competitive price. When you recycle your scrap cables with us, the valuable metals are recovered and sold, extending their lifespan and minimising environmental resources.

Scrap cables


Get in touch for the latest prices for scrap cables or come and visit our scrap metal yard.


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Cables are insulated wires within a protective casing which are used to transmit electricity or telecommunication signals. As such, they are manufactured using conductive metals, such as copper, aluminium and steel. When stripped, these metals can be sold to scrap metal companies, like H&S Metals, where they are then recycled. In our homes, we typically come across old cables when we carry out electrical works or when replacing old electronics. For trades and businesses, scrap cables can be an additional stream of income, particularly for electricians and waste collectors.

Check out our guide on how to strip copper wire to ensure safe and efficient removal of the insulation.

what types of scrap cables can we recycle?

At H&S Metals we can recycle a wide variety of cables including:

  • Household cable


Factors Affecting Scrap Metal Price

Determining scrap metal prices per kilogram involves several factors, and it can vary depending on the type of metal, its quality, market demand, and location. Here are some of the factors we take into consideration when giving you a price for your scrap metal.





How to Sell Scrap cables

Selling your scrap cables to H&S Metals is easy. Simply drop off your metal to one of our scrap yards in Portsmouth or Bishops Waltham. Alternatively, we can collect the scrap metal if you are located in Portsmouth or Southampton. We will then weigh the metal and provide you with a printed receipt detailing the weight and current rates.

You can then choose whether you'd like to be paid via cheque, BACS or same day transfer. When we buy your scrap cables, we will need to see some ID and proof of your address. This could include a valid photocard driving licence or a passport with a utility bill dated within the last 3 months. We cannot accept mobile phone bills as proof of your address.

Where Can cables generally Be Found?

Cables are incredibly common and can be found in a wide variety of places, generally wherever electricity or data transmission is needed. In your home, this could be in appliances, internal wiring and telecommunication equipment, such as computers, lighting and network cables. In commercial and industrial settings, you'll find cables in electrical wiring, manufacturing equipment and transportation vehicles.

The most common metal found in electrical cables is copper, although aluminium and steel are also frequently used. Both have a lower conductivity than copper but are increasingly being used due to their lower cost. Less frequently gold and silver might be used in electric cables – which although great for conductivity are also too costly for wide commercial usage.

WHERE CAN I SCRAP old cables?

We have one scrap yard in Portsmouth and one in Bishops Waltham which is close to Southampton and Winchester. Taking your scrap cables directly to a yard will enable us to check the quality and weight before offering you a price on site.

We also offer a collection service for larger quantities of scrap metal. Give us a call to discuss the scrap metal collection service in more detail.

When you sell your scrap metal to us, you can be sure that you are getting a fair price. We align our scrap metal prices with the worldwide markets.