Speaker Recycling

Can a speaker be recycled?

Yes, it is important to recycle speakers whenever possible. Speakers are usually made of plastic and metal components which can be recycled and reused for other purposes. Recycling a speaker keeps the materials out of landfills and helps reduce the amount of new material that needs to be produced, thus saving resources. Additionally, recycling speakers may help to reduce harmful emissions from factories, as the recycled materials do not require as much energy to process. 

Are old speakers e-waste?

Yes, speakers that are no longer usable or able to be repaired can be considered e-waste. This is because they contain materials such as plastics, metals and glass which can take a long time to degrade naturally and can often contain hazardous substances that must be disposed of correctly in order to protect the environment. 

What are some benefits of recycling speakers?

Recycling speakers helps to reduce the amount of e-waste that goes into landfills. By recycling, we can help keep our environment clean and healthy. Additionally, recycling speakers also reduces energy consumption since it takes less energy to make recycled products than new. Reusing materials is also an important way to conserve resources, as it helps to reduce the need for new materials, which in turn lessens our dependence on non-renewable resources like oil.

What recyclable materials are in a speaker?

Speakers may contain a variety of recyclable materials, such as aluminum, plastic, and paper. The outer housing of the speaker is usually made of aluminum or plastic, while smaller components like wiring and magnets are often composed of copper wire or iron. Although Cohen only recycles metal, learn more about where to recycle non-metal materials.

What are the risks of not recycling my speaker?

Not recycling your speaker properly can put the environment and human health at risk. When electronics like speakers are not recycled or disposed of correctly, toxic materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury, and flame retardants can leach into soil and water sources.

Can I make money from recycling my speaker?

While you can get paid for some recyclable items, speakers 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.

HAPPY EARTH WEEK! Get paid more for your scrap at Cohen the week of April 22nd.