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.

The Release of Freon, for Good This Time

In 2020, the U.S. will begin enforcing a ban on the production, manufacturing, or importing of a class of refrigerants known as hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). You probably know it as Freon. It’s the gas that lets your refrigerator, freezer, and air conditioning unit do their jobs. And it’s bad news for the environment.

The Environmental Impact of Electronics and E-Waste

From lamps, to ATMs, to personal computers and smartphones, we interact with or rely on electronics practically all day every day. So it should come as no surprise that electronic waste is the fastest growing global waste stream. Electronics impact the environment at every stage of their lifecycle.

What Happens to the Stuff I Recycle at Cohen?

You probably have a general idea of how the recycling process works: recycled items eventually get turned into new products. But how exactly are old things made new again? And when you drop off items at a recycling center, where do they go from there? In this post, we’ll take you through the metal recycling process.

2019 Top Workplaces: Cohen Ranks for Third Year

Yellow Top Workplaces Badge superimposed over photo of IHS Metal Recycling headquarters building

As a family owned company in its fourth generation, Cohen is proud to provide a work environment where our employees are treated as family and where their well being is always at the forefront of our decisions and actions.

Why You Pay to Recycle Your Old TV or Monitor, and Why it’s Worth it

The best, and only truly safe way to dispose of your old tube televisions and monitors is through proper recycling. As Americans continue to dispose of the roughly 5 billion pounds of CRT TVs and monitors currently in their homes, it’s an environmental and public health issue that must be addressed.