About Us –
ACE Recycling was founded in 2012 under the name OCM Recycle West by Patty Hannon and Kate Hopeman. Under their management, the business grew deep community relationships. These relationships grew from charity work, scholarship programs, and the resale of technology at affordable prices, ensuring access to all.
In 2019 John and Shelby Maguire bought the business. Though the name was changed to Arizona Complete Electronic Recycling (ACE), it remains a small, locally owned business. John has 15+ years of experience in the computer field. Computers have been a hobby most of his life, professionally he worked in the Point-of-Sale industry. His expertise allows ACE Recycling to reduce the amount of waste even further, by salvaging and refurbishing even more. Shelby has a degree in biology and is a veteran AZ teacher. Her experience allows the company to connect with the community and zero-in on environmental awareness.
Since taking over the company, John and Shelby have secured partnerships with local startup companies to recycle plastics and support innovation in Phoenix. They have also worked with the non-profit Drink Local, Drink Tap. This organization is lead by Erin Huber Rosen, a high school classmate of John’s and headquartered in their home state of Ohio. Drink Local, Drink Tap works in Africa digging wells for clean drinking water.
Our Commitment –
John and Shelby are fully committed to continuing the community service tradition established by Patty and Kate. Patty and Kate forged a partnership with The Homeless Youth Connection. A local non-profit dedicated to helping Arizona homeless school-aged youth graduate from high school. John and Shelby have maintained this relationship. As a former educator, Shelby understands the importance of receiving an education and the barriers that some face to achieve this.
We are also consumers with hard drives at home and work. We understand that sensitive data is on those devices. As a result, ACE Recycling has made your privacy a top priority.
It is a goal to educate about the impacts of electronic waste, here and abroad. As a former teacher, Shelby is a life-long learner who is constantly researching and sharing information through the ACE Blog.
Ultimately, the goal is to keep as much out of landfills through the refurbishment and reuse of electronics. Consequently, this has lead to the formation of partnerships with local businesses to minimize waste further.
Our Mission –
Act as stewards of our community through service
Commitment to secure data destruction
Education about electronic waste and its impact
Reduce electronic waste put into the environment