Metal Recycling: An Overview

Metal that isn’t recycled usually ends up in landfills, which can harm our environment and destroy natural habitats. We should all be striving to keep hazardous materials such as mercury and lead out of landfills. This prevents these harmful materials from leaching into the surrounding ecosystem.

Recycling and the Pursuit of a Circular Economy

The goals of a circular economy are to use less, waste less, and remain profitable. People, companies, organizations and governments are focusing on changing the way we do things so we use less, throw less away and regenerate more naturally.

How to Stay Safe While Visiting a Scrap Recycling Center

Whether it’s your first time visiting a Cohen Recycling Center to sell your scrap metal, or you’ve been coming for years, there’s never a bad time to brush up on basic scrapyard safety. Learn the do’s and don’ts for visiting our facilities.

How Long Can Coronavirus Stay on Scrap Metal and Other Surfaces?

scrap worker at wearing medical PPE at Sharonville yard

It is possible to contract coronavirus by touching a contaminated surface and then touching one’s face. This includes common scrap materials. Find out how long the virus is known to last on various materials and what you can do to continue scrapping safely.

The Puzzle of Plastics Recycling, By the Numbers

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Learning and understanding these seven plastic recycling codes makes it easier to know which products are safe to recycle and which ones are not. It’s not as self-explanatory as the little green arrows might make it seem. Brush up on your plastic recycling codes: