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Recycling Electronics Securely: How Data is Destroyed

You might be hesitant to hand over your electronic equipment, and all the data within it, to a recycling company, and no one would blame you. To give you peace of mind that you are safe to recycle electronics with Cohen, let’s walk you through how data is stored, and how it can be destroyed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Cold Hard Facts About Recycling Refrigerators

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.

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Cohen Named a Finalist in Cincinnati Business Courier Fast 55 Awards

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.

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2019 Top Workplaces: Cohen Ranks for Third Year

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.

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First Timer’s Guide: Recycling at a Scrap Yard

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.

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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.

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The Most Common Myths About Recycling — Busted!

Recycling is easier, cleaner, and safer than you think. We’re here to help bust the biggest myths.

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