Who is ACE Recycling?
ACE Recycling is an electronic recycling and repair company serving Arizona. We provide our community with an environmentally responsible option to dispose of electronic equipment. We accept electronic equipment (working or not working). ACE Recycling is committed to a circular economy, education, community, and security. In a genuinely circular economy, items would be reused, refurbished or repaired, before the last resort of destruction. To this end, ACE Recycling offers IT services, computer repair, and low-cost electronics. The circular model for electronics could reduce the costs for consumers by 7% by 2030 and 14% by 2040.
We are a small, family-owned business that values good-old-fashioned customer service. Run by husband and wife team, John and Shelby Maguire, Our mission is to keep electronic waste out of landfills. With backgrounds in science, education, and IT, John and Shelby bring the tools needed to the table. These tools allow ACE Recycling to offer services spanning the life of your electronic devices.
ACE Recycling is proud to offer a service that benefits our community as a whole. By taking unwanted and unused electronics, we are keeping them out of our local landfill. When electronics sit in landfills, the toxic heavy metals and flame retardants contained within them leach into our land and water. By reusing and properly recycling electronics, we are doing our part to protect and soil and water for future generations.
In addition, Our IT department can fix and upgrade computers that would otherwise be unused-allowing us to provide our community with affordable technology options. This approach is called a circular waste model and helps the environment and our communities.
Your Sustainability Partner
According to a 2018 Neilsen report, consumers are using their spending power to effect the change they want to see. 85% of respondents between the ages of 21-34 and 79% between the ages of 35-49 say “that it is “extremely” or “very” important that companies implement programs to improve the environment.” ACE Recycling would like to partner with your business to help you achieve your sustainability goals. Together we can help eliminate toxins in our environment and create a successful sustainability program for your company. Our IT services, recycling, and data destruction offers you a complete solution to your technology needs.
Electronic Refurbishing & Resale–
Extending the life of electronics or harvesting the resources from them is far more sustainable than the current system, not to mention it has a more substantial economic benefit. For a fraction of the cost of new equipment, ACE Recycling can upgrade your existing computers. Merely changing out the hard drive on your computer can increases speed and performance.
Electronic Repair –
Fixing electronics is daunting to most people. However, it is more cost-effective and better for the environment to fix your electronics. Our IT team can fix just about anything. With 20+ years of IT experience, our technicians can troubleshoot over the phone in most cases.
Electronic Equipment Removal and Pick-Up –
ACE will come to your facility and pick up your unwanted/unused electronics AT NO COST TO YOU, with a qualifying load. Our crew will palletize and pack your electronic waste and load it onto a truck. We do the heavy lifting!
Data Destruction and Reporting –
The industry ACE Recycling is in is called IT Asset Disposition (ITAD). The focus of the ITAD industry is the secure removal of data. More recently, it has become central to the idea of a circular economy. The standard for data destruction is set by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report Guidelines for Media Sanitization. According to the National Security Agency (NSA), data wiped using these standards is “permanently destroyed as to make any type of forensic data recovery impossible.”
ACE Recycling adheres to industry specifications to erase data. We use a three-pass overwrite with verification, completed using software. This verification comes in the form of a serialized print out of devices subject to the sanitization process. When ACE Recycling takes your electronic device, it is never booted up. Complete data erasure destroys all data, including operating systems. What is data wiping, and is it secure?
Parts Harvesting and Material Recovery –
We dismantle electronics that cannot be repaired or refurbished; this includes harvesting metals and plastics. Our partnerships allow us to recycle virtually all materials. ACE Recycling has close relationships with companies who are experts at harvesting materials for reuse. As part of our mission to protect the environment, ACE Recycling has carefully selected transparent and responsible partners.
Electronic waste is the most significant growing waste stream in the world. Annually electronic waste is worth $62.5 billion, which is more than the GDP of most countries. Unfortunately, only 20% of the electronic waste produced is recycled properly. There is 100 times more gold in a ton of mobile devices than in a ton of gold ore. Extracting those metals is vital to lessening our impact on the environment and ensures future supply.