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ANNOUNCEMENT

E-WASTE DRIVE POSTPONED

MARCH 26, 2020: Unfortunately, the annual PNC/Reds E-Waste Recycling Drive has been POSTPONED INDEFINITELY as a precaution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cohen is working with our partners to evaluate all options. Please look for more updates in the future.

E-waste recycling drive

It’s a spring cleaning tradition in Cincinnati! From May 16-18, visit one of three convenient locations, drop off your e-waste, make a donation to the Reds Community Fund and meet some Reds players and personalities. The first 500 cars at each event will receive two free tickets to a 2019 regular season Reds game.

MARCH 26, 2020: Unfortunately, the annual PNC/Reds E-Waste Recycling Drive has been POSTPONED INDEFINITELY as a precaution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cohen is working with our partners to evaluate all options. Please look for more updates in the future.

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Cohen is a proud sponsor of the Cincinnati Reds

Thank you, Reds Country, for your commitment to recycling responsibly and doing your part to curb e-waste around the world.

FAQ

While the 2020 event is POSTPONED INDEFINITELY, we thought you’d still appreciate some information about this annual electronics drop-off event. 

IS THIS EVENT FREE?

A minimum donation of $10 per car is suggested to help offset recycling costs and to benefit the Reds Community Fund. We can accept cash or check at the front of the car line.

CAN I RECYCLE CRT (TUBE STYLE) TELEVISIONS AND MONITORS AT THIS EVENT?

Yes, but please limit to no more than three of these items per car. Read more about these hard-to-recycle items.

WHAT SHOULD I NOT BRING?

This recycling event is limited to electronic materials only. We will not take batteries, light bulbs, wood, paper, cardboard, scrap metal, or hazardous waste, including paint cans and chemical containers.

Other than those exceptions, a good rule of thumb is that if it takes batteries or plugs in to an outlet, we can recycle it. Common items include personal computers and laptops, cell phones, printers, monitors, keyboards, cables and chargers, and small home appliances.

DO I HAVE TO “WIPE” MY COMPUTER OR HARD DRIVE FIRST?

When you recycle your electronics with Cohen, you can trust that all bases are covered. Cohen was one of the first dual-certified US recycling companies in the nation, which guarantees your electronics are recycled properly. All items go through a rigorous process to guarantee safe, secure eradication of data, and this process is regularly audited by third parties to ensure we meet and exceed the highest industry standards. So, while you may of course wipe your devices first, it’s not necessary. In fact, most do-it-yourself wiping methods are not as risk-free as the protocols we have in place.

WHY RECYCLE ELECTRONICS AT ALL?

E-waste is the largest and fastest growing waste stream around the globe. Last year, more than 190,000 pounds of obsolete computers, printers, monitors, televisions and other e-waste was collected over three days. And throughout the lifetime of this event, Reds Nation has recycled and helped divert more than one million pounds of potentially hazardous materials from local landfills.

Not only does that prevent hazardous materials inside these devices from leaching into the surrounding environment, it reduces the need to mine new materials out of the ground, which is even more environmentally damaging than landfills. These resources are finite, while the bulk of the materials we’re processing can be recycled practically infinitely without losing their properties.

So let’s count that: You’re keeping data out of the wrong hands, reducing the volume of materials sent to landfills, preventing harmful materials from entering the environment, and putting materials back into the manufacturing stream. Sounds like a home run to us!