Decommission Services For Cell Sites in New Jersey

Posted: January 3, 2023

Rockaway Recycling can serve as your recycler for any equipment or materials taken apart from cell tower sites.

Why Do Cell Sites Get Decommissioned?

Decommissioning or updates to cell sites are common things with cell services being upgraded with faster speeds. With cell companies getting more extensive and more efficient comes the upgrading of their service and equipment. When a cell tower or power station gets upgraded or serviced, a fair amount of uncommon scrap gets generated.

Common Metals from Cell Sites

Heliax Solid Core Cable

The most abundant cable that gets pulled from cell sites is heliax or coaxial cable. There are two types; the solid core and the hollow core. The solid core looks like a miniature version of the hollow. Still, it has a solid aluminum core coated with copper, then foam insulation followed by a copper shield then the external plastic coating.

Heliax Hollow Core Cable

The hollow core is exactly as it sounds, a hollow copper tube, then foam insulation, then a copper shield followed by the external plastic. The hollow stuff generates a little more scrap cash due to there only being a single metal in the material. So because it will require less processing, the hollow helix wire can be processed and recycled faster for the copper inside.

Hollow Heliax Wire

THHN Cable

Next, a fair amount of heavy gauge THHN cable connects to the copper bus bar. To maximize scrap cash, detach any cable connected to the bus bar. Also, the jumpers have brass and stainless steel connectors (solid heliax).

Industrial Batteries

And last but not least come the power stations. Here is where you’ll find a lot of industrial batteries. Most of the batteries from these jobs consist of lead-acid type but also have encountered absolyte (typically come in a steel case).

Decommission Services For Cell Sites

Rockaway Recycling is a leader in scrapping wires, cables, and equipment from cell sites in New Jersey. We can provide the necessary equipment and services like containers and trucks to simplify your job. If you are looking for a company to take away cell sites and communication equipment, we can help. Contact us today below or give us a call at any time. We are more than happy to help you recycle the cell site equipment.

Our Current Scrap Metal Prices

(Last Modified: June 25th, 2024, 8:17 am)
Metal/MaterialCurrent Price
Forklift Batteries $0.12/lb
Scrap Generators $0.05-$0.05/lb
Circuit Breakers $0.04/lb
Steel $110/GT
Light Iron $110/GT
Cast Iron $180/GT
Power Supplies (w/ wires) $0.25/lb
Telecom Equipment $0.10-$0.30/lb
Servers $0.25-$0.45/lb
Back Panels $2.00-$5.50/lb

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