Fence Recycling

What is the process of recycling fencing?

Recycling fencing is a great way to reduce waste, conserve energy and help preserve the environment. The process of recycling fencing typically involves breaking down the material into its composite parts and then using those components in new products or applications. This can include reusing the metal posts, plastic slats, timber boards and wires. 

What are the benefits of recycling fencing?

Recycling your fencing has several benefits. First and foremost, it dramatically reduces the amount of waste going into landfills. When you recycle your fencing, you are saving raw materials which in turn helps conserve energy and reduce air pollution. Recycled materials can also be used to create new fence products that are often more durable and longer-lasting than their original counterparts.

How do I know if my fencing is recyclable?

In order to determine whether your fencing is recyclable, you should look for symbols or labeling on the product. Most recycling centers and waste collection facilities will accept materials marked with a “recyclable” symbol. You can also contact Cohen to obtain more information about what materials we accept for recycling. 

What recyclable materials are in fencing?

Fences are usually made of metal or plastics. Many fence products can also be made from recycled materials such as aluminum cans. Although Cohen only recycles metal, learn more about where to recycle non-metal materials.

What are the risks of not recycling fencing?

The risks of not recycling fencing are numerous. Non-recycled fencing contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution which is damaging our planet and ecosystem. Non-recycled plastics take hundreds of years to decompose, and as they break down, they release chemicals that can be toxic for both wildlife and humans. 

Can I make money from recycling fencing?

Recycling fencing 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.