What Can Be Recycled At Cobalt

Your company’s computers, hard drives, monitors, servers, network gear, and other electronic hardware can be cost-effectively refurbished and resold for reuse at Cobalt.

However, if the refurbishing process isn’t the appropriate avenue of disposal for your equipment, the electronics recycling process is simple and safe. As secure recyclers, your business data and brand are always protected. We’ll do everything we can to get the most value from your e-scrap and unused electronic hardware through our cost-effective and responsible recycling process.
what can be recycled at cobalt

Cobalt is a certified electronics recycler. We accept the following items for recycling:


Once broken down, the entirety of a computer is recyclable. Computers and their accessories contain many hazardous materials and components such as lead and batteries, so they must be recycled responsibly to protect the environment and your brand.

Hard Drives / External Storage

Internal hard drives, external hard drives, flash drives, thumb drives, and all other electronic memory storage devices are recyclable.
Don’t worry! Cobalt offers secure data destruction for all electronics that may contain sensitive personal and business information. Our four-stage process guarantees your data is handled with all the necessary procedures, eliminating your liability and giving you peace of mind.

Network Equipment, including (but not limited to) Servers, Routers, Switchesand Modems:

Most interior components of network equipment like servers, routers, switches, and modems are recyclable. The fans, the power supply, and the chassis board are all reusable materials. While some newer switches don’t contain liquid mercury, most older switches do. Since Mercury is a neurotoxin, it shouldn’t simply be thrown in the trash. Cobalt can dismantle and reuse them properly.

Telecomm Equipment, including Desk Phones, Cell Phones, Smart Phones, and Fax Machines

Many states have banned cellphones and smartphones from landfills due to the toxins that are released into the environment during disintegration. However, these items are fully recyclable and sometimes reusable.

Older landline telephones contain plastic and interior wiring that can be recycled for profit. There’s no need to trash them. Cobalt can collect them from your company’s junk closet for recycling purposes.

LCD phone, tablet, and e-reader screens are extremely vulnerable and breakable. Research has shown that the liquid crystal and Indium negatively impact the environment.

Laptops & Tablets

Like cellphones and smartphones, many states have banned the disposal of tablets and laptops in landfills.

According to the Consumer Reports Survey Group, nearly twenty-five percent of Americans who purchased multiple laptops since 2014 have let one of them go unused to this day. This statistic is reflected in many professional industries.

Instead of letting your company’s old laptops take up space in a closet, have Cobalt inspect and gather them with our White Glove Service so we can properly recycle them.

Printers, Copiers, and Scanners

We’re fully capable of recycling all variations of household and industrial printers, copiers, and scanners. This type of office equipment contains numerous valuable materials like plastic, glass, and metal that can all be dismantled and processed properly by Cobalt.

Computer Accessories, including (but not limited to) Mouse & Keyboards, Speakers, Docking Stations

Many components of computer accessories are recyclable.

Stereos, speakers, keyboards, and other accessories contain toxic substances like brominated flame retardant that aren’t permitted in landfills, for good reason. That specific substance prevents the equipment from overheating during the operating process, but in landfills, it seeps off and mixes into the soil. This has an incredibly negative impact on our environment.

Wires, Cables & Cords

Electrical wiring is considered recyclable scrap metal because of the interior copper. Phone charger cables, audio cords, and standard electrical wire are all recyclable at Cobalt

TVs and Monitors

Many landfills don’t accept TVs and monitors due to the excessive amounts of lead. However, Cobalt accepts analog and digital TVs of all sizes for recycling.

Short for “Cathode Ray Tube” monitor, CRT monitors have become obsolete. Each of these monitors contains four to eight pounds of lead, which could be very harmful to the environment if disposed of improperly.  It’s time for your business to recycle them at Cobalt.

Computer Components, including (but not limited to) RAM, Circuit Boards, and Processors

Non-biodegradable memory modules like circuit boards contain recyclable metals and other materials that must be disposed of properly. Through our recycling process, Cobalt has the capability of separating these reusable and non-reusable parts.

Healthcare IT and Medical Equipment

Electronic medical records have added to health care practitioners’ patient privacy burden. Cobalt can securely destroy sensitive patient data stored by health care systems, in full compliance with HIPAA regulations. 

Powered medical devices like heart rate monitors, glucose pumps, physical therapy equipment, ultrasound equipment, and diagnostic imaging equipment represents a huge investment to any medical practice. Recover the value of that investment and protect the environment from this kind of medical waste by recycling this equipment at the end of its useful life. 

Rechargeable Batteries 

Cobalt recycles many types of rechargeable batteries.

Types we accept:

  • Lithium batteries (found in phones and laptops)
  • Lithium on Polymer batteries (found in eReaders and remote controlled toys)
  • Nickel Cadmium batteries (found in lighting instruments like flashlights)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (found in cameras)

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