Wire and Cable Recycling

wire and cable recycling

Bolduc’s experience in wire and cable recycling is unmatched in Vermont. We are a high-volume buyer with the ability to process both small and large quantities of wire. If your question about wire recycling is not answered below, contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you. See below for current prices and frequently asked questions. The list prices below apply to the general public. Contact us for our contractor pricing or help in sorting your material to get the best possible price.

Wire and Cable Recycling Prices

*Prices are subject to change due to market fluctuations.

Determine the content of wire versus plastic in your material by cutting a cross-section and comparing it to the information below. The percentages of copper in the wire are what the name implies, and the plastic waste is the other percentage. We appraise most wire and cables as needed in order to get you the best possible price for your material on a given day.

Dirty Aluminum
Bare Bright Wire
$4.11/LB

Bare, shiny/bright Copper wire.

Dirty Aluminum
#1 Copper
$4.00/LB

Copper colored pipe with no solder, paint, or tarnish.

#2 Copper
$3.70/LB

Copper pipe, wire, or bus bar with silver coating, solder, paint, or tarnish.

Sheet Copper
$3.64/LB

Copper sheets, flashing, or roof pans.

Dirty Sheet Copper
$3.49/LB

Sheet Copper with tar, wood, or shingles.

Lead Coated Sheet Copper
$2.41/LB

Sheet copper with lead coating

90% #1 ICW (6 awg and up)
$3.24/LB

90% copper, 10% plastic insulation, without a silver coating. (6 awg and larger)

80% #1 ICW (THHN)
$2.87/LB

80% copper, 20% plastic insulation, THHN 8-16 awg, without a silver coating.

70% #1 ICW (Well Pump Wire)
$2.54/LB

70% copper, 30% plastic insulation, without a silver coating.

65% #1 ICW (Romex)
$2.32/LB

65% copper, 35% plastic insulation, without a silver coating. Romex, UV/PV.

50% #1 ICW (Cat 5 & 6)
$1.66/LB

50% copper, 50% plastic insulation. Cat 5 & 6 without a shield or trace.

90% #2 ICW
$2.40/LB

90% copper, 10% silver coating or welding lead.

65% #2 ICW
$1.82/LB

65% copper, 35% with silver coating or trace. Fire alarm wire.

Harness Wire (No attachments)
$1.52/LB

Automotive harness wire without a fuse box.

Shop Wire (44% #2)
$1.47/LB

Extension cords, tool power cords, cat 5 or 6 with a trace.

Computer Wire (33% #2)
$0.63/LB

Low grade wire, phone charger cords, and ribbon wire.

Aluminum BX
$1.62/LB

Copper wire shielded with a flexible aluminum armor.

Steel BX
$0.37/LB

Copper wire shielded with a flexible steel armor.

Open Eye Heliax
$1.54/LB

Used in cellular communication applications. Insulated thin copper with a hollow center.

High Voltage Wire (75%)
$2.69/LB

Insulated copper wire with a shielding copper tape.

Figure 8 Wire
$0.31/LB

Insulated copper wire with a steel guide wire.

URD Cable
$0.15/LB

Insulated aluminum wire with a conductive copper shield.

Amerductor
$1.00/LB

Bare copper conductor with two copper strands and one steel strand.

TV Cable
$0.33/LB

Main TV transmission line, low % coated copper wire.

Christmas Lights
$0.21/LB

Any Christmas lights with or without bulbs.

Jelly Wire
$0.83/LB

50% recovery wire with a jelly filling inside the casing.

Dirty Aluminum
ACSR Wire
$0.25/LB

aluminum conductor steel reinforced wire

EC Wire
$0.61/LB

Clean aluminum wire

Figure 8 Wire
$0.24/LB

Telephone wire with steel guide wire

High Voltage Wire
$2.03/LB
Lead Coated Wire
Appraisal

Copper wire with lead jacket

URD Cable
$0.15/LB

High voltage cable

Computer Wire
$0.43/LB

Wire only – no computers

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it worth it to strip the plastic coating off? It depends. Although you will get more per pound, you will ultimately have less weight. By shipping the wire as is, you can ensure that the plastic waste is properly disposed of.
  • My wire is in a tangled mess and not separated. Will you still take it? Yes, but you will be paid at the lesser material weight. It doesn’t have to be reeled or rolled, but you’ll get the best price for separating
  • I am a contractor, electrician, plumber. Does that mean anything? Yes, if you are a high volume user talk to us about how that affects your price or if a roll-off container would better suit your needs.