In business since 1998, Westech Recyclers is a full-service electronics recycler and data destruction specialist with certified processes and services meeting the needs of any size business, organization or government agency. Westech Recyclers serves Arizona communities by processing electronic waste from residential, business, and municipal government entities. Between our all of operations, Westech will process over 12 million pounds of electronics in 2021.
We also host many events working with local governments and community organizations to collect residential e-waste. Additionally, we accept drop-off e-waste at our state-of-the-art recycling facility.
When we receive e-waste, our first focus is safety and security. Any devices that have memory are processed in accordance with industry accepted standards (NIST 800-88) for data destruction and recycled responsibly. Data security and destruction is part of our standard process regardless of the source of the e-waste materials.
After ensuring any data received is secure, our next consideration is refurbishing items so they can be reused. If that is not possible, we will break the items down to a parts level (e.g. RAM memory), so that those parts can be refurbished and reused. Lastly, we will break the remain items down to a commodity level so that those commodities can be recycled (e.g. steel).
Westech Recyclers is a full-service ITAD asset management company and fully ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and R2:2013 certified.
Why We're Green
Westech Recyclers is an important participant to help convert the current manufacturing practices into a sustainable circular economy. Reuse, recycle and reduce is the common refrain from the recycling industry and Westech practices all three aspects. Our highly skilled technical staff will refurbish and test electronics so that they can enjoy a further life in the reuse market. Electronic waste that cannot be reused is broken down into commodity materials so that they can be reintroduced into the manufacturing stream. Obviously, when electronics are made available for reuse, we automatically support reduce as well. In addition, in our internal operations, Westech reduces the amount of new goods and materials where possible. We reduce the amount of office supplies used, we reduce the need for new packaging material by using donated materials, and we reduce the need for new office furniture by sourcing locally, used furniture.
Arizona residents will see Westech Recyclers at a variety of private and public collection events. We take our role as stewards of the environment seriously and support various business and municipal collection events throughout the year and throughout Arizona. We offer free pickups to residents when they have 10 or more electronic items, and we always allow customers to drop-off at our warehouses.
Reusing and recycling electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids further air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by sourcing new virgin materials.
“Besides allowing me to get back some of my warehouse space, they did all the work. They loaded the materials, secured and weighed it, and then promptly paid the maximum value. It was easy and painless.” Brian W. Inventory Control Manager at a PCB manufacturer