Electric Meter Recycling in Ohio

Interco works with electric organizations and electric cooperatives to recycle electric meters. Electric meter recycling in Ohio proves to be a fundamental practice because of the level of changes with electric meter technology.

Analog electric meters once required a meter reader to stroll around neighborhoods, read the meters, and come back to the office. After this process, they needed to physically enter the information to process a receipt for the services. Unavoidably, smart meters supplanted analog meters. Smart meters changed the structure of information gathering for utility organizations.

The introduction of smart meters meant meter readers never again needed to walk house-to-house. They could drive a well-prepared van through a neighborhood and accumulate the information transmitted directly. Smart meters continue supplanting analog meters. Currently manufacturers produce much smarter meters outfitted with 5G technology. The new meters offer more precision and information security and can a pinpoint the distinct location of a meter inside a few feet or less.

Electric organizations will have more old meters in the next decade than in the past 25 years combined because of the enhancements in technology. Along these lines, organizations must continue to recycle utility meters.

Preparing to Recycle Electric Meters

In order to recycle utility meters correctly, companies must understand the different types of meters:

Recycle Utility meters

  • Analog meters with glass covers
  • Digital meters with glass covers
  • Digital meters with plastic covers

These meters all have different characteristics and distinct preparation processes. Analog meters have the least amount of value and often come with a glass cover that must be removed. Digital meters have a higher worth and routinely have a plastic covering that does not need to be cleared. Glass covers weigh a ton and should be removed from all scrap utility meters before recycling. The glass covers weigh more that the meter itself and could intrude with electric meter recycling in Ohio. Removing glass covers shows to be essential to appropriately recycle utility meters.

After withdrawing different meters and conceivably removing the cover, organizations must pack their scrap utility meters for transportation. Packing loosely in palatalized gaylord boxes shows to be the best approach for shipping scrap utility meters. This system allows for reasonable stacking and emptying, proficient trailer packing, and diminished transportation costs. Interco can provide pallets and packing supplies for transportation if organizations need.

Why Recycle Electric Meters

After Interco gets the fittingly packaged scrap utility meters without glass coverings, the structure to recycle electric meters begins. Interco has many years of experience in electric meter recycling in Ohio. This experience licenses Interco to have up to a 98% material recycling and recovering rate. Interco will continue with this rate by:


  1. Detaching stainless steel rings and collars
  2. Refining all non-ferrous and ferrous metals
  3. Disconnecting circuit boards
  4. Baling cardboard boxes



In addition to stopping the landfilling of scrap utility meters, electric meter recycling in Ohio provides additional advantages. Interco must continue to recycle electric meters to locate the different materials inside these meters:




In conclusion, the need to recycle utility meters builds up every day. Technology grows rapidly and will continue to do as such. Along these lines, the level of old electric meters will continue to grow. Responsible organizations must find the right recycler to send their scrap to. Interco recycles thousands of meters each year. Click here if you have any questions on howto recycle electric meters with Interco.

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