Building contractors who recycle end-of-life copper cable through DuPont™ Abandoned Cable Services are eligible to win a trip to the 2006 NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup race and a chance to meet racing legend Jeff Gordon. The DuPont Motorsports Cable Points Challenge is part of the DuPont Abandoned Cable Services’ Cable Recycling program.
Any registered contractor firm recycling end-of-life copper cables with DuPont through May 31, 2006, will earn points that will be redeemable for DuPont Motorsports prizes, including the grand prize of an all-inclusive NEXTEL Cup race weekend getaway for two, including round trip airfare, two night accommodations, race passes and more.
For contractors to be eligible, the cable removal and recycling must be completed by May 31, 2006. Points will be based on the weight of the cable and all copper cable types are eligible. DuPont recycle partners will weigh the cable for recycle and award one Cable Challenge Point for every two pounds of cable.
“DuPont is pleased to offer this program for contractors because it helps raise awareness about the dangers of abandoned cable and the need to remove and handle it in an environmentally responsible way,” says Pat Lindner, DuPont Communications Cabling Solutions global business manager. “The National Electric Code requirement clearly recognizes that generations of abandoned cables are dangerous and increase the fire fuel load in commercial buildings. By removing and recycling abandoned cable, we make our buildings and communities safer. Our cable recycling program offers contractors an easy and attractive way to handle site removal of cable, and will help minimize the amount of plastics from cables that is regularly sent to landfills.”
According to industry estimates, more than 60 billion feet of communications cabling has been installed in the United States over the last decade. DuPont believes a significant percentage of that cabling has been abandoned in buildings and represents a large potential fire hazard.
Prizes will be awarded in June 2006, based on the total points accrued. There will be one winner chosen in each of five geographical regions of the United States, and prizes will be based upon the total points awarded to each firm.
End-of-life and abandoned cables are recycled into reusable streams of copper and separated plastics. In addition to recycling services, DuPont provides a Certificate of Waste Diversion to the client and/or their contractor in order to account for the fate of any removed cable. This may be included in submittals for United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED programs.
For more information, contact DuPont at 1-866-FUELOAD (866-383-5623).