Why Do I Have to Pay to Recycle My TV?
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

People are often interested and even excited to learn that their no-longer-used televisions and monitors can be recycled instead of thrown away to end up in a landfill. But they're less excited when they find out that, unlike most other recyclable scrap which can yield a cash payout, cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs and monitors come with a fee to be recycled.

Cohen is driven by a mission to make recycling convenient, safe, and rewarding. We accept CRT TVs and monitors at all of our recycling centers as well as at our annual electronics recycling drives. The fee we charge to recycle them can vary, but you can expect to pay about $0.50-60 (cents) per pound. We encourage you to look around your home and see if you have any other material to bring in at the same time, to help offset this fee. You may also opt to wait to bring it to an e-waste recycling drive, where the fee is often greatly reduced.

We acknowledge that this is inconvenient. Collecting this fee allows us to do the right thing, the right way, with these hard-to-recycle devices. The good news is, they are no longer being manufactured, which means we may see a day before too long when all out-of-service CRTs have been recycled into new products and no longer pose an inconvenience.

Read more: Why it's worth it to recycle TVs and monitors

For questions about recycling your TV and other electronics, please contact your local recycling center. Locations, hours, and phone numbers are listed on our Find a Recycling Center page. Please note that Cohen accepts cash only for TV fees.

Color In & Win. The Cohen Kids Coloring Contest is Back!
Friday, April 6, 2018

It’s official: Fiona the Hippo was voted Best Cincinnatian in CityBeat’s annual Best of Cincinnati© Readers’ Poll. And if you’ve got Fiona fans in the family, here’s their chance to show their love in the Cohen Kids Coloring Contest.

Download the PDF, then print out and color in the image of Fiona. If you take your submission to your local Cohen Recycling Center before Earth Day (April 22), you’ll be entered to win the grand prize: a family pass to the Cincinnati Zoo!

Contest Rules:

  • Limit one entry per person.
  • The Coloring Contest is open to students grades K-5 who live, attend school or church within 25 miles of a Cohen Recycling Center.
  • Entry must have contestant’s name, age, and location (nearest Cohen yard or name of school) to be considered.
  • A grand prize winner will be chosen from all entries. In addition to a grand prize winner, each Recycling Center will also select a local winner to receive a $50 gift card.
  • The deadline for entries is Saturday, April 21.
  • Be creative! Have fun with the recycling and Earth Day theme.

Cohen Recycling invests in state-of-the-art e-waste processing system in Middletown, OH
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cohen broke ground last week on a 110,000 sq. ft. e-waste recycling facility. The expansion will house a new processing system that increases production capacity by eight times. Cohen Electronics, a subsidiary of Cohen Holdings, is a highly certified IT asset management and electronics recycling company whose vision is to provide opportunity to recycle safely, conveniently, and responsibly.

"The 50,000 sq. ft. addition and $7 million dollar investment reflects our commitment to provide the communities we serve a cleaner more sustainable environment," said Adam Dumes, Vice President of Cohen Electronics.

The growth marks another step forward in the company's mission to educate, innovate, and eliminate the harmful effects e-waste can have on the environment if not properly disposed of. "Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream," said Michelle Balz, assistant program manager, Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. "Cohen's expansion strengthens the electronics recycling infrastructure in Southwest Ohio to help us keep these valuable materials out of landfills.” 

Processing more than 20,000 lbs. of e-waste per hour, this advanced technology will not only reduce recyclable material going to landfill, but will also more effectively reclaim raw materials for market consumption. And it will add new jobs to the facility and region.

"Congratulations to Cohen Recycling, Green Umbrella member business, for building the largest, most innovative facility for recycling e-waste in our region. This success helps to advance our goal of having Greater Cincinnati recognized as one of the most sustainable regions in the country by 2020" said Kristin Weiss, Executive Director of Green Umbrella.

"This is a great victory for the tri-state, but it is also a victory for everyone that supports sustainability and human health interests worldwide. We are so proud to contribute to that vital cause by properly handling and processing toxic e-waste" said Dumes.

The official groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 10:00 AM on the 26th at 3120 S. Verity Parkway, Middletown Ohio.