Hardware & Tool Recycling

What are the benefits of recycling hardware?

Recycling hardware can help to identify which products are able to be reused, refurbished and recycled. These tools allow businesses and consumers to determine the best way to dispose of their old or unwanted hardware in a way that is safe for the environment. Not only does this help protect our planet by reusing existing materials, but it can also reduce costs. By recycling tools, businesses can save money by not having to purchase new hardware. It also helps to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills and encourages reuse instead of disposal.

What are the consequences of not recycling hardware?

Failure to recycle hardware tools can have a number of serious consequences. Not only does it lead to excessive waste, but it also increases the risk of hazardous components entering the environment and harming wildlife. It is also an inefficient use of materials, as valuable metals and other components are often wasted when tools are not recycled. Additionally, failing to recycle tools can contribute to higher production costs, as organizations are required to purchase new tools instead of reusing recycled tools. 

What recyclable materials are in hardware?

Hardware products can usually be recycled into a variety of different materials, including metals, plastics, glass and even some composite materials. Metals such as copper, aluminum and steel are the most common type of recyclable material found in hardware. Although Cohen only recycles metal, learn more about where to recycle non-metal materials.

Can I make money from recycling my hardware?

Recycling hardware 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.