Alternator Recycling

Are alternators worth scrapping?

Alternators are definitely worth scrapping, not only because they can provide you with a decent return on your investment but also because recycling them can help reduce waste and pollution. In addition to cash returns, scrap metals like alternators may also be accepted at recycling centers and other locations that offer metal or auto part recycling services. 

What recyclable materials are in an alternator?

An alternator typically contains several recyclable materials, such as copper, aluminum, steel, and plastic. Copper is valuable due to its ability to conduct electricity efficiently and is often found in the windings of an alternator. Although Cohen only recycles metal, learn more about where to recycle non-metal materials.

What are the benefits of recycling my alternator?

Recycling your alternator has several benefits. It helps conserve natural resources, as the parts that make up an alternator can be reused in other products or applications. Recycling also helps reduce waste and pollution associated with manufacturing new products, as fewer raw materials are needed to create a new product. Additionally, recycling reduces energy consumption associated with the production of new items. 

What are the risks of not recycling my alternator?

Not recycling your alternator can have serious environmental repercussions. Unrecycled alternators contain many hazardous materials such as lead, which can leach into the environment and cause long-term damage to plants, animals, and humans. Additionally, unrecycled metals from an alternator may end up in landfills where they will not biodegrade, which can contribute to an increased amount of waste in the environment. Furthermore, improper disposal of an alternator may lead to the release of toxic chemicals and pollutants into groundwater, air, and soil. 

Can I make money from recycling my alternator?

Recycling alternators is a great way to get paid, but it’s more than just tossing them in the bin. Factors like hazardous waste can mean extra handling and create small fees for recyclers. Even with a small fee, you’re making the world around you greener and your own life leaner – helping both the environment and economy while decluttering at home. 

Find A Scrap Yard

Cohen operates several public and commercial recycling centers in Ohio and Kentucky.