Network Transformation Program

Green Planet 21 Utility Services is the North American leader in the efficient and cost effective removal and recycling of copper cable.  We remove underground, direct buried and aerial outside plant cable for telecom, utility and government clients.

We finance network transformation projects all over the world, helping our partners to modernize their network and monetize abandoned assets. Our clients gain new revenues from the sale of reclaimed materials as we carefully take apart the outdated networks.

Our extensive knowledge of legacy copper networks and how to approach them and maximize revenue allow Green Planet 21 Utility Services the ability to remove the cable at no cost to our customers as well as provide a large, predictable financial return on a monthly and annual basis. We remove and recycle millions of feet of telecommunications copper cable annually and are the leading experts is copper cable sales.  Our business is completely focused on the cost effective, efficient and safe removal of copper cable.  It is a win – win – win solution for our customers and the environment.


  • Reclaimed cable pathways for new fiber installations
  • Reduced network maintenance costs, lower dispatch rates, reduced air pressure costs
  • Better quality of service, customer services rolled to better quality circuit pathways
  • Old cables removed from the environment and responsibly recycled
  • World class audit tracking system that identifies location of all cable assets at all times
  • No customer resources required


Our Services:

  • Removal of Underground, Aerial or Direct Buried Cables
  • Use of Cable Scrapper trucks improves cable removal efficiency, reduces cost
  • Engineering solutions for compressing networks onto better quality pathways
  • Underground pathway, rod, rope, verification, & placement of rope or mule tape
  • Emergency repair work for disaster recovery
  • Public right-of-way & campus-wide system cable removal
  • Cable wreck-out & removal
  • Underground placement of fiber optic cable as replacement for the old cable
  • Rental of scrapper trucks and operator for use in closed shop operations

Our Services

Analog Copper Circuit Conversion to Copper

We use cost-effective optical to electrical conversion in order to move analog circuits onto fiber without replacing or changing the end-user devices. Our system replaces outdated copper cable to an 21st century system.

Circuit Clearing, Rolling, and Testing

We consolidate networks by identifying underutilized circuits on the copper cable and rolling them over to fiber. We perform rigorous testing to ensure service quality and that the network is optimized for efficiency.

Splicing and Cabling

Our team can handle splicing for both copper and fiber cable networks, as well as both trenching and aerial cable placement. We install new fiber cable during the extraction process or as an independent project. 

Logistics, Staging, and Procurement

Our advanced asset management system enables us to perform turnkey material ordering, handle staging, and take care of global shipping logistics. 

Network Planning & Design

We conduct strategic/tactical planning to ID target cables and host cables to be used for circuit migration and perform high level design

Record Reconciliation

We audit all cable and facility records, ensuring they’re accurate and up-to-date.

Central Office Decommissioning 

Our team can de-install obsolete central offices, while repurposing and recycling old cable and equipment in order to save you on maintenance costs and provide the opportunity to monetize the real estate. 

Copper Cable Extraction & Recycling 

We remove underutilized cable using specialized equipment and processes, in order to guarantee network safety and compliance. We'll also extract and recycle the outdated copper cable, which often will more than pay for the entire project.


Engineering - Decommissioning Solutions

Deconstruction of large outside plant networks and central offices requires unique skills, engineering, equipment, processes, environmental controls, recycling, audit tracking and asset monetization. Our deconstruction experts provide the following:

  • Engineering and planning expertise for identification and verification of:
  • Cable paths, diverse paths, workers
  • Consolidate circuits and clear underutilized high cost cables
  • Outside & Inside Cable Removal (spares, workers, defective, abandoned, riser)
  • Damaged, destroyed cable removal after hurricanes, fires, floods & other catastrophes

Decommissioning Project Management:

  • Landline central office
  • Cell & microwave sites
  • Permitting and traffic control
  • Environmental approvals
  • Asset Audit Reporting
  • Certifications of deconstruction



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Our Process

How it Works

Our environmental services group has helped some of the world's largest telco companies and government agencies update their networks and monetize their underutilized and outdated copper cable. Here's our process.


GP21 funds the upfront startup costs. You provide access to cable records and technical resources.


We conduct strategic/tactical planning to ID target cables and host cables to be used for circuit migration and perform high level design

Physical Audits

We perform physical cable audits in the CO and field to verify records info in order to provide our  Engineering Team with the updated data


We build detailed Cut Sheets in order to decommission and migrate circuits to highest quality pathways.

Circuit Migration

Our veteran network transformation splicers clear the target copper cables of workers by migrating the circuits to the highest quality pathways or install fiber from the CO to a field connection point or other CO

Cable Extraction

Cleared cables are systematically cut and safely removed using specialized equipment and processes designed  for 100% safety to the network

Recycling & Monetization

Specialized techniques are used to process and sell the copper into the global metals markets at COMEX prices. The cable is 100% recycled -- we find ways to repurpose the raw copper, poly, lead and any other present material.