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Risk Free Electronics Recycling

Responsible electronics recycling is more important than ever, and Cohen makes it simple to do the right thing with your unwanted items. Electronics make up the fastest growing global waste stream and represent a threat not only to the environment, but your personal data security.

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What electronics can be recycled?

As a rule of thumb, if something uses batteries or plugs into an outlet, it qualifies for recycling. That can include everything from home office equipment to toys to small appliances to cables and chargers. You can take household electronics to most Cohen drive-thru recycling centers to be recycled. Use our new What Can I Recycle tool to look up specific items.

Protect your privacy

Imagine how much personal info someone could get from your old phone or computer. By recycling with Cohen, you can rest assured that every last byte is destroyed.

Commonly recycled items

Computer towers, cables and chargers, headphones, keyboards + mice, printers, hard drives, battery powered toys, home entertainment equipment, counter top appliances

The planet thanks you

Recycling electronics keeps harmful compounds like lead and mercury out of the ground and water, and preserves natural resources by reducing the need to mine new metals.

We're Certified so You're Protected

Cohen’s proprietary process already exceeds industry standards, and we back that up with two independently audited certifications: Responsible Recycling (R2) and Recycling Industry Operating Standards (RIOS). These certifications hold us accountable to strict standards for data security, quality, environmental health, and safety in the electronics recycling and refurbishment industry.

FAQ: What to do about CRT TVs and monitors

Improper recycling of cathode ray tube (CRT) screens can do severe and expensive harm to the environment by leaching toxic compounds into the ground and water. It is critical that these items are kept out of landfills and instead recycled responsibly. Unlike most other electronics, CRT devices must be dismantled by hand and sent to a special processing facility to safely recover the metals within.

Unfortunately, the added handling costs of these items is higher than the value of the metals they contain. Most electronics recyclers, including Cohen, charge a fee to help cover those costs. Fees are subject to vary, but you can expect to pay $0.50-70 per pound to recycle a CRT TV or monitor.

Where can I take my electronics?

With many convenient locations, Cohen is always a short drive away! Nearly all of Cohen’s drive-thru recycling centers accept residential electronic scrap.

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COBALT: Enterprise IT Asset Disposition Solutions

For organizations with decommissioned or unused hardware to part with, Cohen created Cobalt, a full service IT asset disposition firm specializing in refurbishment and remarketing of business electronics. Mitigate risks to your security and brand, recover value from your IT investments, and do right by the environment.

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Mail in Your Used Electronics

Through our R2 certified sister company, Cobalt, and in partnership with TERRA, we’re making it easier than ever for consumers and businesses to recycle their used electronics including computers, laptops, and tablets.