Engine Recycling

Can an engine be recycled?

Yes, engines can be recycled. Engines are made up of many different types of materials that can all be separated and reused in other products. Additionally, engines also contain a number of hazardous chemicals and metals that must be disposed of properly to avoid any environmental contamination. Recycling an engine is a complex process but it helps reduce the strain on natural resources and can save money in the long run. 

How do I recycle an engine?

Recycling an engine is a complex process, and it requires a lot of specialized knowledge. Cohen’s offers complete engine recycling services to help you properly dispose of your old engine. Cohen’s team of expert technicians will handle all the necessary steps for proper disposal, including draining, dismantling, sorting parts for reuse or recycling, and finally disposing of unusable parts. Cohen’s provides a safe and efficient recycling service that helps protect the environment and keeps hazardous materials out of landfills. 

What are the environmental benefits of recycling engines?

Recycling engines provides a number of environmental benefits. It helps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Additionally, recycling engines saves energy because it requires less energy to process recycled materials than it does to produce new ones from raw materials. Recycling also reduces the amount of resources withdrawn from the environment, such as oil, gas and minerals. Finally, recycling engines preserves natural habitats by reducing the demand for mining activities and reducing land degradation. 

What recyclable materials are in an engine?

Engines can contain a variety of recyclable materials, including metals (aluminum, steel, copper), rubber and plastics. Although Cohen only recycles metal, learn more about where to recycle non-metal materials. Aluminum is the most commonly recycled material in engines. Steel is also recycled, but in much smaller quantities due to its higher weight and cost. Copper wiring is often reused or sold as scrap metal for cash. 

What are the risks of not recycling my engine?

Not recycling your engine can have a variety of environmental and financial repercussions. One of the most serious risks is the release of hazardous and toxic materials into the environment. These materials, including lead, mercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), can harm humans, wildlife, and aquatic life if they are not properly handled.

Can I make money from recycling my engine?

Recycling engines 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.