Corporations and Municipalities

Why should you recycle your electronics?

Disposal of electronic equipment can present numerous concerns for protecting your company’s intellectual property and your employees’ and customers’ personal privacy. According to the National Association for Information Destruction, fines assessed for improper disposal of personal information in the past 3 years equals the previous 20 years combined. Additionally, illegal dumping of electronic waste, illegal exporting, and unsafe rural smelting overseas and are all improper ways obsolete electronics can harm the environment and people.

Electronics recycling protects:

  • Employee privacy
  • Corporate security and intellectual property
  • The environment
  • Your brand and corporate reputation

Cohen invests in the future of recycling & reuse

In 2017, Cohen transformed its Electronics division and officially launched Cobalt: a subsidiary entirely focused on IT asset management and disposition, and committed to doing it the right way. Cobalt works with businesses to find rewards in retirement for their no-longer-needed IT equipment through a variety of programs and services:

  • On-site data destruction: your hard drives and other data-bearing devices are physically destroyed right in front of you, never leaving your property
  • Refurbishment and remarketing for devices with resale value
  • Rebate programs that help you generate more return on your IT investments
  • Thoroughly documented processes and unparalleled transparency to give you peace of mind
  • Complete data security backed by third-party audited certifications, including R2 and RIOS
  • Traditional scrap recycling for those items unsuited to refurbishment and resale

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Make your data completely, 100% unrecoverable.

Cobalt’s electronics recycling process adheres to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-88 and Department of Defense (DoD) 5220.22 M standards for data and media sanitation. After electronically wiping the hard drive, we shred it with our 30-Horsepower Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill, which can shred 1000 hard drives per hour. We are able to properly dispose of data storage devices from all sectors of business including financial, government, and healthcare – guaranteeing that no information is retrievable from any media.

Don't let your upgrades downgrade the environment.

One of the first ISO certified scrap processors in the U.S., Cobalt consistently meets high quality standards and environmental regulations. Our ISO 9001:2008 certification ensures we unfailingly meet the rigorous international environmental regulations for handling, storing, transporting, and processing your electronic scrap. Endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Responsible Recycling (R2) standard guarantees your electronics are recycled in a safe, effective manner.

Customized, Turnkey Solutions

Leave everything to us. We’ll pickup and process all obsolete electronics, onsite and/or in our secure facility. We guarantee to recycle everything we possibly can – all e-waste is dismantled down to the commodity level – resulting in limited landfill burden. All electronics are handled, processed, and marketed in accordance with Cobalt’s ISO 9000 and R2 certifications and with every shipment you will receive certificates of recycling and destruction.


  • Customized consultation and e-waste recycling management programs
  • Pick-up and transportation ("white glove service")
  • On-site collection and packaging
  • Hard drive destruction (shredding)
  • Serial number auditing (any unit or component)

Cobalt handles a wide variety of electronics, including but not limited to:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Hard drives
  • Copiers
  • Docking stations
  • Scanners
  • Printers
  • Cell phones and desk phones
  • Older data storage devices, e.g. tapes
  • VCR and DVD players
  • CD/DVD ROM drives
  • Circuit boards
  • Cables
  • Mainframes
  • Servers
  • Terminals
  • Fax machines
  • PDAs
  • Back up batteries
  • Chips
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Modems
  • Routers
  • Cable/satellite boxes
  • Computer speakers
  • Lead/acid batteries
  • CRT Monitors/Tube TVs*
  • Specialty equipment (medical or otherwise) is handled on a case-by-case basis.

* There is a fee to dispose of CRT monitors and TVs. Learn more: Why do I have to pay to recycle CRT devices?