Telephone Recycling

What are the benefits of recycling telephones?

Recycling telephones offers numerous environmental and economic benefits. By recycling used phones, we are able to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills and conserve natural resources that would have been used in the manufacturing process. Recycling helps prevent toxins from leaking into soil and water sources, and can even provide valuable materials such as metals and plastics for reuse. In addition, recycling phones can help create jobs in the recycling industry and can generate revenue for those collecting phones to be recycled.

What are the components of a telephone that can be recycled?

The components of a telephone that can be recycled include the battery, plastic casing, circuit boards and parts, display screens, glass lens covers, copper wiring, and other metals. Some of these materials can be recovered through disassembly processes and then reused or sent to recycling plants for further processing. In addition to metals and plastics, many phones contain rare, valuable materials such as gold and silver that can be reclaimed through recycling. Although Cohen only recycles metal, learn more about where to recycle non-metal materials.

What are the risks of not recycling my telephone?

The main risk of not recycling your phone is that it can end up in landfill, where the materials used to make it will take hundreds or even thousands of years to break down. Not only does this add to the ever-growing problem of plastic pollution, but it also means valuable resources are wasted and could have been used for more sustainable products. Furthermore, hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium and mercury found in mobile phones can leak out of landfills and contaminate groundwater, leading to health risks for both animals and humans. 

Can I make money from recycling my telephone?

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