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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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So, You Need Personalized Scrap Management. Now What?

For enterprises that generate scrap continuously, custom scrap management is a necessity. At Cohen, we’ve been creating innovative scrapping solutions for hundreds of businesses for nearly a century.

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How To Manage Construction and Demolition Scrap

Scrap material can quickly pile up on construction and demolition job sites, impacting your efficiency and even creating a safety hazard. It’s important that when you’re going into a new job, you have a plan in place to collect and remove the waste you generate.

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