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.