For electrical cords in good working condition, consider donating them
or selling them, such as on web-based materials exchange sites for residents
who want to buy or sell reusable goods for the home, garage and garden.
Recycling & Disposal Information:
increasingly more options to recycle electrical cords and cables in the Twin
Cities area. Electrical cords and cables should not be placed in
curbside recycling programs but you can recycle them at area drop-off
locations. Collected cords and cables are dismantled and then recycled.
In addition to strings of holiday lights, the Recycling Association of
Minnesota's Recycle Your HolidaysTM
program collects electrical cords at select drop-off locations for free
recycling. There are many drop-off locations; some are year-round and others are
seasonal and available around the holidays. For drop-off locations and types of electrical cords
accepted, visit the Recycling Association of Minnesota's website.
Best Buy stores have recycling kiosks for you to drop off electrical
cords and cables - at no charge.
For more information visit Best
Bare electrical wire is accepted for recycling as scrap
If reuse or recycling is not
an option, place electrical cords in the trash.