Electric Motor Recycling

What recyclable materials are in electric motors?

Electric motors generally contain a variety of recyclable materials such as copper, aluminum, steel, wire and plastic. Copper is one of the most valuable materials found in electric motors; it can be recycled to make new products. Aluminum is also important for recycling electric motors. 

What are the benefits of recycling my electric motors?

Recycling your electric motors offers a host of benefits. It reduces the amount of waste that is sent to landfills or incinerators. This helps reduce pollution and conserve resources, as recycled materials can be used in the production of new products. 

What are the risks of not recycling my electric motors?

If you choose not to recycle your electric motors, there are a number of potential risks associated with it. Some of these risks include improper hazardous waste disposal, leaching of toxic materials into the surrounding environment and contamination of water sources, increased air pollution from burning or incinerating the motors, and damage to natural resources due to illegal dumping.

Can I make money from recycling electric motors?

Recycling  electric motors 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.

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