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

208, 2018

Our Plastic Planet: What Recycle1 is Doing About It

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Plastic Recycling, Recycling News|

You may toss that plastic bottle or plastic container into you recycle bin, and not think twice about it. After all, you’re doing the right thing (right?) and recycling and doing your part of the job to protect our planet and reduce waste. But, unfortunately, there’s a stark, frantic reality to plastics: less than 10 percent of plastics in the U.S. get recycled. In fact, we’re facing a plastic epidemic. There’s a staggering 6.9 billion tons of plastic waste around [...]

2806, 2018

The Benefits of Sustainable Packaging and Sourcing

By |June 28th, 2018|Categories: Recycling News|

Sustainable packaging is transitioning from a fringe trend to the mainstream, as more and more consumers demand solutions that meet both their needs and the environment’s. The Millennial generation, in particular, is pursuing products made from recyclable materials or renewable packaging. And, according to predictions from the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, this trend is only going to continue to grow. Sustainability is a competitive advantage. Sustainable package presents an opportunity for companies to differentiate themselves in an increasingly [...]

406, 2018

The Future of Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

By |June 4th, 2018|Categories: Recycling News|

China’s move to open their economy in the 1990s was a boon to recyclers.  China needed all kinds of waste products -- from plastics to corrugated cardboard -- to fuel their factories which were suddenly producing all kinds of products for exports. At the time, China was willing to accept the environmental consequences of importing other countries’ scrap.  As it becomes more economically developed, they are becoming less willing to accept the side effects of low-quality materials. Chinese Moves, American [...]

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