Garden Tool Recycling

What are some common garden tools that can be recycled?

Recycling old garden tools is an increasingly popular way to reduce waste and conserve resources. Common garden tools that can be recycled include shovels, hoes, rakes, pruners, pitchforks, trowels, and shears. 

What are the benefits of recycling garden tools?

Recycling garden tools can be beneficial for the environment. Recycling makes it easier to preserve natural resources, as materials such as metal and plastic are repurposed instead of being thrown away. Additionally, recycling reduces the amount of waste that is sent to landfills, meaning less pollution from transport vehicles and fewer harmful chemicals being released into the atmosphere. 

How can I tell if a garden tool can be recycled?

Many tools, such as shovels, trowels and pruning shears, are made of metal and can typically be recycled. If you are unsure if the material of the tool is recyclable, contact Cohen for more information.

What recyclable materials are in garden tools?

Garden tools can often be made with a range of recyclable materials. Commonly recycled materials that make up garden tools are metal (including aluminum). For example, many hand tools such as trowels, hoes, shovels and rakes are typically constructed from a combination of steel components.

What are the risks of not recycling my garden tools?

Not recycling your garden tools can have a variety of negative impacts on the environment. The most immediate risk is that they will end up in landfills, where they may take up precious space and result in increased waste management costs. In addition, when these materials are left to sit in landfills, they can leach harmful chemicals like lead, mercury, and other toxins into the environment. 

Can I make money from recycling my garden tools?

Recycling garden tools 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. 

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Cohen operates several public and commercial recycling centers in Ohio and Kentucky.