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Where can I recycle silver-plated copper wire?

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Hello All :)

 

Since I started making jewellery last year I've slowly been filling an old bird food tub with silver-plated copper wire scraps from my various projects. I'd really like to find somewhere I can send these bits and bobs to be recycled but I'm having trouble finding any.

 

If anyone has any suggestions I'd be very grateful.

 

Thanks!

 

Gaina

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Sometimes it pays to look at junk thrown out of stores and shops, esp. hardware ones, but if taking something, i.e. from a skip, remember to ask permission first, or it's illegal. You could also ask at an art college if they have anything to spare or connections to places that do. Sometimes there are places that have an excess of junk that supply to art colleges or even universities, so ask around. Also have a look in marketplaces. You might even ask your neighbours if they have any.

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Sometimes it pays to look at junk thrown out of stores and shops, esp. hardware ones, but if taking something, i.e. from a skip, remember to ask permission first, or it's illegal. You could also ask at an art college if they have anything to spare or connections to places that do. Sometimes there are places that have an excess of junk that supply to art colleges or even universities, so ask around. Also have a look in marketplaces. You might even ask your neighbours if they have any.

 

Hi Debbie :)

 

Unfortunately none of the bits of scrap are any good to anyone else for making things with, so they are really only suitable for the recycle bin....I just need to find the bin! Haha

 

Thanks for your help,

 

Gaina x

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