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Is There Really a Lot of Gold in Electronics? E-Waste Facts and Myths

You may have heard that there’s gold, silver, and other precious metals in electronics, which should mean they’re worth money, right? Well, yes and no. Learn why e-waste recycling isn’t quite the “goldmine” it’s thought to be, and why it’s still worth it.

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What to Do With Your Home Improvement and DIY Scraps

When you’re making plans for home improvement, remodeling, and renovation projects, make sure you include measures to reduce waste and dispose of your leftover materials responsibly

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How to Sell Building Material for Cash

Scrap building material such as metal, lumber, brick and stone could be earning money back for your business, if you know how to sell it. Learn what to look for and what to do with it.

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The History of U.S. Scrap Metal Recycling from Paul Revere to Rosie the Riveter

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.

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Where Can I Take Things that Cohen Does Not Recycle?

At Cohen, if it’s made of mostly metal, takes batteries, or plugs in, we can most likely recycle it. However, there are exceptions and restrictions to this rule of thumb, and there are items and materials that can be recycled, just not at Cohen. 

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Cohen Lexington Receives 2020 Best of Lexington Award

Cohen Recycling Lexington, previously doing business as the Baker Iron & Metal Company, has been selected for the 2020 Best of Lexington Award in the Recycling Center category by the Lexington Award Program.

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COVID-19: New Hours, New Practices at Cohen Recycling Centers

LAST UPDATED APRIL 28: In accordance with guidance from government leadership and the CDC, Cohen’s recycling centers will begin re-opening to all customers, public and commercial, on Monday, May 4 on a limited schedule and with new procedures. Follow us on Facebook for updates.

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Battery Recycling: Safe, Sustainable, and Smart

Used batteries like everyday alkalines, batteries that run mobile phones and the kind that get your vehicle started every morning can be hazardous to people and the environment, so it’s important to dispose of them properly. Recycling is the responsible choice, and in some places it’s the law.

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Time for Spring Cleaning? Think Scrappy

Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to make some decisions about your stuff. The sustainability movement is inspiring people to take a closer look at their use & disposal habits and find both creative and practical ways to extend the life of their belongings.

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Get Charged Up About Recycling Household Electronics

Can you plug it in? Does it run on batteries? Does it use a charger? Answer “yes” to any of these questions for household electronics and you’ve got something recyclable on your hands. It’s important to recycle these appliances, devices and tools.

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