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Complete customized commercial recycling and shredding services to make the most of your company’s recyclable materials.

We can handle any and all of your materials: cardboard, office paper, plastics, document destruction and destruction of products.

Paper Recycling

Providing a premier, customer-centric, waste paper management service to our clients.

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Plastic Recycling

Full-service plastic recycling services for any industry and individuals ready to go green.

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Product Destruction

Focusing on re-using and re-processing all non-standard materials by finding an end user.

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Document Destruction

One of the largest and most secure NAID certified shredding facilities in the state of Arizona.

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Recycle 1 is a Phoenix Green Business Leader!

Recycle1 is a Phoenix Green Business Leader

This year Recycle 1 will process 60,000 tons of paper that will save:

Gallons of Oil
Gallons of Water
Cubic Feet of Land Fill Space
Kilowatts of Energy

Recycling Tips & Ideas Blog

1804, 2018

The Rise of the Sustainable Business

By | April 18th, 2018|Categories: Recycling News|

The concept of business sustainability has quickly accelerated from a progressive, niche concept to a one regularly touched upon in c-suite offices around the world. In 2017, we saw companies grapple with the idea of balancing their growth and their obligations to key stakeholders with their obligations to achieve—or at least strive to achieve—social and environmental responsibility. Business sustainability is often referred to as the triple bottom line: one where businesses look to minimize their impact on (1) the environment, [...]

1004, 2018

Best Practices: Business Paper Shredding 101

By | April 10th, 2018|Categories: Paper Recycling, Recycling Tips|

Every week, it seems there is another data breach like the ones experienced by Experion or MyFitnessPal. But even if you do not keep your customers’ data in the cloud, chances are, you have their sensitive information on paper. It is essential to shred material that could cause your customers heartache if the wrong people were to get it. Here are 4 shredding best practices to use in your business.   Shred and Recycle. You should be shredding confidential paper, [...]

404, 2018

Meet the Team: Quetzaly Aguilar

By | April 4th, 2018|Categories: Meet the Team|

The Recycle 1 “Meet the Team” is a series of articles that allow our clients and partners to get to know the team behind the brand.   Quetzaly, or “Q” as she is affectionately known, is a one-woman human resources department. She does it all, from payroll to insurance to worker’s compensation, benefits and recruiting. On top of it, she manages third-party vendors and software platforms. While she’s always juggling something, she loves being the employee that anyone can come [...]

Recycling made easy!

Recycle 1 serves the entire state of Arizona as well as its surrounding states. Recycle 1 does this by processing business waste materials and supplying processing mills with the highest recyclable stock for American and Worldwide products. Recycle 1 enjoys and continues to forge a strong and proud reputation among the international recycling industry. We offer a history of success since 1982. Recycle 1 has continuously grown and prospered since becoming an independently owned Arizona recycling company in 1997.

  • We custom tailor your recycling program

  • One Stop Shop
    (Quit using multiple vendors for your different recycled products. We do it all.)
  • Make money
  • Get detailed monthly reports at your fingertips
  • We will help you get to 100% landfill free

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Recycling Tips & How To Go Green

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Here are a few ways businesses can reduce, reuse and recycle for improved social-responsibility. For more information feel free to contact Recycle 1 to answer any questions you may have.

  • Recycle paper, plastic, aluminum, ink cartridges.

  • Reuse packing materials and cardboard boxes.

  • Use double-sided printing when possible.

  • Eliminate disposable cups, plates and utensils in the break room. Replace with permanent dishware.

  • Use eco-friendly cleaning products that are biodegradable and non-toxic.

  • Purchase energy-efficient PCs, printers, and other equipment with the EnergyStar label.

  • Donate or recycle old computers and equipment.

  • Keep up with regular maintenance of all mechanical equipment.

Ramp up your recycling.

If there is a specific material you’re just not sure what to do with, contact Recycle 1 to see if your material can be recycled. Make it a policy to place recycling bins in accessible, high-traffic areas and provide clear information about what can and cannot be recycled. Become a recognized company that is committed to building a strong community and fostering an environment of stewardship to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Recycling Symbols Defined

Recycling Symbols and their Meanings