Game Console Recycling

How will recycling my game console help the environment?

Recycling your game console helps to reduce the amount of electronic waste that ends up in landfills. Electronic waste contains potentially hazardous materials, such as lead, mercury and cadmium, that can leach into soil and groundwater if not disposed of properly. By recycling your game console responsibly, you can ensure that its components are reused, refurbished or recycled in a way that is safe for the environment.

How can I make sure my game console is recycled properly?

Cohen is an experienced electronics recycling company that specializes in managing the entire process of gaming console recycling. Cohen’s advanced technology and professional staff ensure that your game console is recycled safely and responsibly. Cohen’s services provide peace of mind knowing that your console has been disposed of properly, helping to protect the environment in the process. 

What happens to my game console when I recycle it?

When you recycle your game console, it will be taken apart and the different components will be used to make new products. The plastic materials may be recycled into new plastic items such as furniture or appliances. Metal parts can be melted down and remolded for use in other products. Electronic circuit boards are disassembled and separated into metals, plastics, and precious metals which are valuable. The remaining materials are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

What recyclable materials are in a game console?

Game consoles typically contain plastic, metal, glass and printed circuit boards. This includes the casing, controllers and other gaming peripherals. Many components of game consoles are recyclable including the plastic from their casings, metal from buttons and screws, glass from display screens and printed circuit boards. Although Cohen only recycles metal, learn more about where to recycle non-metal materials.

What are the risks of not recycling my game console?

Not recycling your game console can have a number of adverse environmental impacts. Because game consoles contain many components that cannot easily be recycled, such as plastics and metals, they end up in landfills where they create significant amounts of pollution. Additionally, if the console contains any hazardous materials, it could leach toxins into the soil and groundwater which can cause health risks and environmental damage. 

Can I make money from recycling my game console?

While you can get paid for some recyclable items,  game consoles sometimes incur a recycling fee. Some items require more processing but the benefits of recycling are still great! 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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