Nickel Recycling

How recyclable is nickel?

Nickel is a naturally abundant element that can be recycled. Nickel recycling involves melting down and separating the different elements of nickel-containing scrap metal, and then using those separate metals to create new products. Recycled nickel is used in many products such as coins, stainless steel, electric guitar strings, alloys for aircraft engines, and other industrial tools. Nickel is also an important component in rechargeable batteries, catalytic converters, and other items that require corrosion resistance. 

What are the benefits of recycling nickel?

Recycling nickel has numerous benefits, not only for the environment but also for business and industry. Firstly, recycling nickel reduces the amount of energy required to produce new nickel from ore, which can help reduce carbon emissions. It also reduces the need for extraction of raw materials from mines, helping to conserve natural resources. Furthermore, it helps to reduce the costs of production by avoiding the high costs associated with extracting new nickel from ore.

What are the risks of not recycling nickel?

Not recycling nickel can have serious environmental and economic consequences. Without proper recycling, nickel is often released into the environment through manufacturing processes and combustion of industrial activities. This can lead to air, water, and soil pollution which can damage ecosystems and harm human health. The improper disposal of nickel also means that it cannot be reused or repurposed, resulting in a significant waste of resources. 

How do I recycle nickel?

Nickel can be recycled in a variety of ways, including through Cohen. The centers offer drop-off services for nickel recycling, and will accept all types of scrap metal containing nickel. 

Can I make money from recycling nickel?

Recycling nickel 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.