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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

1602, 2018

The Future of Plastic Recycling

By | February 16th, 2018|Categories: Plastic Recycling, Recycling News|

Throughout the last year, China has put a lock down on plastic sent in from overseas—imported plastics and other scraps that can be reused or recycled. What began as a notice sent to the World Trade Organization (WHO) has now evolved into an all-out ban. That leaves recyclers across the U.S. scrambling to figure out a way to meet China’s near-impossible import standards, while their stockpiles of plastic continue to pile up. Background on China’s National Sword The National Sword [...]

802, 2018

Meet the Team: Mark Balser

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Meet the Team|

The Recycle1 “Meet the Team” is a series of articles that allow our clients and partners to get to know the team behind the brand.   Mark serves as Vice President of Operations for Arizona Document Destruction at Recycle 1. When it comes to the paper industry, he’s truly seen it all, having served in so many various roles throughout the years. Like many who come to this industry, Mark fell into it and then found he loved it. He’s [...]

1912, 2017

Which Christmas Tree is Better for the Environment? Real or Fake?

By | December 19th, 2017|Categories: Recycling Tips|

The holidays are officially here, and that thousands of families across the U.S. are decorating Christmas trees. While many people are seeking the best deal or the “best” and fullest tree, others are wondering what’s the best tree for the environment. Fake trees are on the rise. It’s a two-fold cause: the quality and appearance of fake Christmas trees has become remarkably good in the last few years. At the same time, real Christmas trees have become more expensive; a [...]

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