Electronic Recycling for Home, Business & Planet
ACE Recycling is an electronic recycling and repair facility located in Tolleson, Arizona. We provide our community with an environmentally responsible option to dispose of unwanted and outdated electronic equipment. ACE Recycling operates on a circular economy model. A circular economy aims to keep as many materials in use or circulation as possible. In a circular model, repairing and upgrading are ideal, with recycling being a last resort. ACE Recycling has IT professionals on-site to determine if a device is reusable. Repairing and upgrading electronics allows ACE Recycling to provide our community with affordable technology. Electronics that are unable to be repaired or upgraded are recycled. Our team takes the device apart and separates different components. Our partners then extract the raw materials from those components. Using recycled raw materials to create new devices reduces the need to pull more from the Earth.
ACE Recycling has IT professionals on-site to provide our community with repair/upgrade services. Repairing/upgrading is a way to save you money while keeping the device in circulation. ACE Recycling is meeting our commitment to a circular economy for our planet’s future by offering many services to keep electronics in use and out of our local landfill.
ACE Recycling accepts drop-offs of electronic waste from the public during business hours. ACE Recycling also partners with businesses to help them properly dispose of unwanted electronics. ACE Recycling offers a wide variety of services to businesses. All data on hard drives received is erased according to industry standards. The operating system of a hard drive is never accessed during erasure.
A Circular Approach to Electronic Recycling
The most effective solution to the ever-growing electronic waste problem is a circular economy approach. A circular economy is a “system in which all materials and components are kept at their highest value at all time, and waste is designed out of the system.” This model can infuse the economy and lower costs for consumers. A circular economy for electronics could reduce consumers’ costs by 7% by 2030 and 14% by 2040. Recycling metals is 2 to 10 times more energy-efficient and cheaper than mining. That savings will ultimately trickle down to the consumer.
The Environmental Impact of Electronic Waste
– Worldwide, 50 million tonnes of electronic waste is produced each year.
– Electronic waste is the largest growing waste stream in the world.
– 80-85% of all electronic items end up in landfills.
– Electronic waste accounts for 70% of toxic waste in landfills.
– Electronics contain many toxic chemicals, including arsenic, mercury, lead, and flame retardants.
– Electronics are made using cobalt which is a conflict mineral. Conflict minerals are mined in areas of conflict and are sold to finance the fighting.
– 7% of the world’s gold is in our electronics devices
– Improper handling of electronic waste is resulting in a significant loss of rare earth metals.
“We plan on using ACE indefinitely for e-waste. They are a great company with excellent customer service. They have handled secure data destruction for the city and did a fantastic job. Inventory reports are accurate and received within a reasonable amount of time. Their inventorying saves us a ton of time. Highly recommend.”
Jeremy Remele, Sr. IT Technician, City of Avondale
“Their prompt service is always dependable and straightforward. All their employees are kind, hardworking and have always been very professional with all our staff. The staff has always been on time and friendly while picking up the old equipment. Charlie and Shelby provide exceptional customer service and very competitive pricing. We have been very satisfied with the entire process and experience, including their final inventory reports and data destruction certificates. I would highly recommend ACE Recycling as an electronic waste disposal service provider.”
Kevin Molina, Director of IT, Cartwright School District #83
“Our healthcare organization has been using this company for a while. Best in the valley at timing and service. They have made our bulk E-Waste a non-issue once it starts to pile up. The gentlemen they have come and do the pick-ups themselves are always patient and great to work with. 5 stars every time!”
Kyle Trapp, Adelante Healthcare
“Charlie and her whole team are amazing, thorough, polite, and efficient. The pick-up team is great! They get in and out quickly and are always on time and follow instructions perfectly. I get a pick-up scheduled when it works for us. It has been a blessing finding them to assist us in the management of our old computers, servers, and all other networking equipment. Saves me so much time!”
Krystal Arvanitis, Purchasing Manager, LANstar
“I’ve worked with six different electronic recycling companies through my years here at the District. ACE has been by far the most reliable company of all. They are easy to work with, friendly, professional, and are very good at communicating and working with us regarding scheduling. The service team that comes to pick up our equipment are very easy to work with.”
Kim Aringdale, Director of Material and Contract Management, Flagstaff Unified School District