Blue Star Recyclers

A 501c3 Nonprofit

Accountability

Our Certifications

To demonstrate our commitment to accountability, Blue Star Recyclers is certified by an independent body to the highest standards in our industry. View our Certificates.

e-Stewards Certified LogoISO 14001:2004 Certified LogoOHSAS 18001 Certified logo

Our Accountability

Blue Star Recyclers is accountable to honor and respect our planet, preserve human health and safety, ensure data security by documented data device destruction, and provide social deliverables to our community.

Our philosophy of accountability is matched by delivered results.

Environmental

 

Accountability

 

Results – 6 years

 

Impacts

 
 
  • 3rd party audits ensure we comply with highest environmental standards
  • No hazardous electronic waste is exported to developing countries
  • All downstream vendors are audited and qualified to ensure environmental compliance
  • ISO 14001 certified environmental management system tracks operations and performance for continuous improvement
  • Maintain pollution liability policy
 
  • E-Waste collected: 11,728,961 lbs.
  • Hazardous Waste Diverted: 337,249 lbs.
  • Fluorescent Bulbs Recycled: 103,317
  • Single Stream Recycled: 190,422 lbs.
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction: 16,348,888 lbs.
 
  • Electronic Recycling
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Vehicle Emissions
 

Health and Safety

 

Accountability

 

Results

 

Impacts

 
 
  • OHSAS 18001 certification verifies systematic valuation and training for operational safety
  • Proactive routine air and noise quality evaluation
  • Ergonomic and OHS risk assessments performed
 
  • No lost time accidents
  • 97% work task engagement on production line
  • 2010 Arc of the Pikes Peak Area Employer of the Year
  • Vocational training program developed with special education programs
 
  • Vehicle Safety
  • Metal Compactor Operation
  • Broken CRT Cleanup Process
 

Data Security

 

Accountability

 

Results

 

Impacts

 
 
  • Guarantee data security of all assets managed
  • Fully compliant to NIST 800-88, HIPPA, DOD, and Graham Leach-Bliley standards
  • Data security handling processes are validated through third-party audits
  • Maintain cyber security liability policy
 
  • Comprehensive chain of custody tracking of all data storing devices
  • Offer both physical hard drive destruction and data wiping capability
  • Onsite data shredding service available
  • Certificates of data destruction available
 
  • Management of data storing devices
  • Public access to facility
  • Security of customer account information
 

Social Accountability

 

Accountability

 

Results

 

Impacts

 
 
  • Registered 501c3 Social Enterprise
  • Routinely donates hours of service to community education
  • We do not conduct business with organizations using child, prison, or slave labor





 
  • Meaningful, above minimum wage employment for 26 adults with autism and other disabilities
  • $1,246,675 taxpayer savings of reduced SSDI by employing people with disabilities
  • 2012 recipient of the CAFR Media Outreach award
  • Conducted over 150 community recycling events
  • Hundreds of staff hours donated to community education efforts
 
  • Employment of people with disAbilities
  • Community education
  • Establishing recycling programs in other communities
 

Read our complete Environmental Health and Safety Policy Reports for Colorado Springs and for Denver.

Our Affiliations

Blue Star Recyclers is a proud member of:

Click to verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report.Click to verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report.Colorado Association for RecyclingColorado Environmental Leadership Program Gold PartnerColorado Springs Regional Business AllianceProud Member Social Enterprise AllianceColorado Technology Association