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.
Especially in times of conflict, metal has been in demand for weaponry, ammunition and the vehicles of war. From Lexington, Mass. to Appomattox Court House, Va. to the Ardennes Forest in Belgium, it’s been the patriotic duty of every American to reduce, reuse and recycle metal and other commodities.
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.
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.
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.
What do refrigerators, ice makers, and vending machines have in common? They all use coolants to do the things we count on them for. They also require special handling to recycle.
Cohen Recycling once again ranked as a finalist in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Fast 55 Awards for 2019, which highlights the fastest growing privately held companies that are headquartered in the Greater Cincinnati region.
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.
Selling scrap at one of our recycling centers is more convenient and less scary than you might think. In this guide we’ll walk you through the process so you know what to expect.
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.