Cobalt Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of IT equipment does Cobalt take?

Cobalt accepts practically any hardware or device that stores data or uses electricity or batteries. This includes most modern office equipment and accessories used with those devices, with limited exceptions.

Items Accepted Include: Desktop computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, network equipment (servers, routers, modems), hard drives and external storage, USB devices, wire and cords, monitors, televisions, keyboards, mice, docking stations, small appliances, remotes and controllers, projectors, cameras, print/scan/copy/fax machines, landline phones. This is not a complete list so if you do not see something listed here, please ask. 

Items Not Accepted Include: Wood, plastic, paper & cardboard, refrigerators & freezers, A/C units, non-electronic scrap metal 

Certified electronics recycling means your data is safe every time. Cobalt performs data destruction to NIST 8001:88 standards and independently verifies the sanitization process. That means you do not need to do anything to prepare your data-bearing devices for recycling. Ask us about Certificates of Recycling and Destruction for additional protection.

Cobalt’s ITAD services are flexible enough to accommodate practically any organization with decommissioned hardware. Depending on your volume, security, transportation and documentation needs, our tiered services are designed to provide peace of mind that your electronics will be handled responsibly. Contact us to start a quote for you!

Yes! Cobalt provides secure transportation for your decommissioned hardware. We operate our own truck and send our own staff to provide hands-on service and security from the moment your material enters our custody.

Yes! Cobalt’s on-site collection events make electronics recycling accessible to businesses, organizations, and communities. Electronics recycling drives can be a great way of reaching more people and even raising funds for a cause. Contact us about hosting an electronics recycling event.

Cobalt is located in southwest Ohio, in the community of Middletown. A long-time steel town, Middletown is also the home to our parent company, Cohen Recycling. Cohen’s near-century of traditional scrap recycling experience informs and supports our mission here at Cobalt. Learn more about Cohen Recycling.

We are the leading provider of comprehensive ITAD solutions for Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

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