What Does Cohen Accept for Recycling?

As a rule of thumb, if the item in question is made of metal, uses batteries, or plugs in, Cohen can recycle it. To look up a specific item, start typing it in the box below. We continue to update this library of recyclable items and welcome your suggestions.

For questions not answered here, please visit Find a Location and call the recycling center nearest to you.

Adapters

Alternators

Aluminum

Antennas

Batteries

Blenders

Brass

Bronze

Cables

Cameras

Chargers

Chrome

Circuit Boards

Cobalt

Coffee Makers

Compactors

Converters

Cookware

Copper

Curtain Rods

DVD Players

Decorative Lights

Dishwashers

Door Knob

Dryers

Ductwork

Electric Motors

Electrical Wire

Engines

Ferrous

Furnaces

Game Consoles

Golf Clubs

Grills

Gutters

HVAC

Hair Dryers

Hard Drives

Headphones

Humidifiers

Iron

Keyboards

Lamps

Laptops

Lawn Mower

Lead

Light Fixtures

Magnesium

Medical Devices

Microphones

Microwaves

Mixers

Modems

Monitors

Motorcycles

Mouse

Nails

Nickel

Non-Ferrous

Pipes

Pop Tabs

Power Strips

Precious Metals

Printers

Radiators

Routers

Scanners

Screws

Slow Cookers

Speakers

Stainless Steel

Teapot

Telephones

Tin

Titanium

Toasters

Toolboxes

Tools

Tungsten

USB Drives

Vacuums

Water Heaters

Work Benches

Zinc

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

For the safety of our customers, employees, and equipment, Cohen cannot accept certain materials, including but not limited to: paint cans, light bulbs, batteries (except auto batteries), tires, ammunition, containers under pressure, and radioactive material. Other materials may be accepted with proper documentation, at the yard manager’s discretion, including: kegs, engraved plaques, shopping carts, business equipment, burnt wire, street signs, and historical or commemorative artifacts.

CRT Televisions and Monitors

Improper recycling of cathode ray tube (CRT) screens can do severe and expensive harm to the environment by leaching toxic metals, including lead and mercury, into the ground and water. It is critical that these items be kept out of landfills and recycled responsibly. Unlike most other electronics, CRT devices must be dismantled by hand and sent to a special processing facility to safely recover the metals within.

Unfortunately, the added cost of processing these items is higher than the value of the metals they contain. Most electronics recyclers, including Cohen, charge a fee to help cover those costs. Fees are subject to vary, but you can expect to pay $0.50-70 per pound to recycle a CRT TV or monitor. This fee is payable in cash at the payment window.

 

refrigerators, freezers, and A/C units

> As of May 27, 2019: If the unit is intact, including the compressor and/or coolant lines, there is a $15 handling charge per unit. This is to cover costs associated with properly draining the coolant (a hazardous gas).

> If the unit has already been dismantled and/or drained, the customer must provide proof of who prepared the unit (such as a receipt) and will be paid the scrap value of the unit. We strongly recommend having your unit prepared by a professional who can properly capture and dispose of the hazardous gases. Cohen will not accept units with cut coolant lines or removed compressors without the supporting documentation.

Please call ahead with any questions.

AUTOMOBILES

A valid ID and title (in or notarized in the customer’s name) are required to recycle your vehicle. The VIN plate must be visible and attached, and all four tires must be on the vehicle.

For years, Cohen has partnered with Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati to make it even more rewarding to recycle your empties. Every month, Cohen makes a donation to RMHC based on the value of pop tabs brought in to our facilities. So collect and bring in your pop tabs, and help Cohen make a difference to families right here in the tri-state. Thank you!