Players for the Planet

Join us for the 5th Annual PNC/Players for the Planet E-Waste Recycling Drive

Want to do something good for the environment, meet Reds players, and score tickets to a Reds game? The Cincinnati Reds and Players for the Planet are giving you several chances!      

From May 1-4, when you drop off your old electronics for recycling, you’ll get vouchers for two free Reds tickets* to a game at Great American Ball Park. Plus, we’ll share tips for how you can make simple changes that benefit our environment, wherever you work, live, or play. 

  Read the Press Release from Players for the Planet and the Cincinnati Reds

These Cincinnati Reds players will be on hand to help you recycle your old computers, cell phones, TVs and other electronics: 

Jay Bruce Mike Leake Sam LeCure Skip Schumaker

Players for the Planet requests a $10 donation per car.  

A portion of the donation will be used to offset recycling costs. All proceeds then benefit Players for the Planet and the Reds Community Fund.  

*While supplies last. One qualifying donation per car.


Drop-Off Dates and Locations

Thursday, May 1 from 7 am to 4 pm
Kroger/PNC Bank - Colerain Twp
9650 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
Friday, May 2 from 7 am to 4 pm
Kroger/PNC Bank - West Chester
7811 Tylersville Road
West Chester, OH 45609
Saturday, May 3 from 9 am to 4 pm
Kroger/PNC Bank - Hyde Park
3760 Paxton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Sunday, May 4 from 10 am to 2 pm
Kroger Marketplace - Newport
130 Pavilion Parkway
Newport, KY 41071

Electronics You Can Recycle

Examples of electronics that you can recycle include:

  • Personal computers: laptop and desktop
  • Cell phones
  • Docking stations
  • Remotes
  • Telephones
  • Modems
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Printers
  • Fax machines
  • Copiers
  • Speakers
  • Stereos
  • VCRs
  • Wires/Cables/Cords
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Small home appliances
  • LCD screens
  • CRT Monitors*
  • Televisions*
  • Cable/Satellite boxes

*Depending on the size and year, a TV or CRT monitor can contain up to 6 pounds of lead, which poses potential health risks. A portion of your donation will be used to help offset the cost of properly disposing of these items. 

See photos from
last year's drop off

Last year alone we filled eight 53-foot trailers with e-waste—keeping toxic materials out of local landfills.

Properly disposing of all those dust-collecting electronics in your home really can make a difference. Just look at what was accomplished last year.

About Players for the Planet

Players for the Planet is non-profit that promotes environmental awareness and education in order to preserve the stadiums and playing fields for future generations. Founded by former Reds outfielder Chris Dickerson and former MLB pitcher Jack Cassel, this organization dedicates its resources and the talents of professional athletes to support its mission to educate everyone who enjoys playing and watching youth, amateur, and professional sports.

Cohen is a Proud Sponsor of the Cincinnati Reds and Players for the Planet

The largest family-owned metal and electronics recycler in the region, Cohen is one of the first US companies with the Responsible Recycling (R2) certification, which guarantees your electronics are recycled properly.

We believe that the community where we live and work—and play—is vital to our health and well-being. And because the Cincinnati Reds do so much to help properly dispose of electronic waste (which is growing significantly every year), we are especially proud to be an official sponsor of the team.

Learn more about how recycling works, what items can be recycled, and where you can recycle.