Faucet Recycling

What recyclable materials are in a faucet?

Faucets typically contain a variety of recyclable materials, such as brass, copper, steel and plastic. The type of material used will depend on the specific faucet model. Brass is often used for the valve body, handles and spout, while plastic is commonly used for the escutcheon plate or cover. 

What are the benefits of recycling my faucet?

Recycling your faucet has many benefits. It can help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Faucets contain a range of materials such as metal, plastics and rubber which are difficult to break down naturally and take up valuable space in landfill sites. By recycling these items, you are helping to preserve the environment and reduce the strain on our natural resources. Although Cohen only recycles metal, learn more about where to recycle non-metal materials.

What are the risks of not recycling my faucet?

Not recycling your faucet can lead to a number of environmental risks. It can lead to an increase in strain on natural resources, as waste materials are constantly being manufactured and disposed of without being recycled. This means that more energy is needed to produce new materials, thus leading to a larger carbon footprint. Additionally, not recycling your faucet could also lead to more water waste, as valuable metals and materials such as copper and brass can be recycled from the fixture.

Can I make money from recycling my faucet?

Recycling faucets 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.

HAPPY EARTH WEEK! Get paid more for your scrap at Cohen the week of April 22nd.