A 100% Solution
Blue Star Recyclers Provides a 100% Solution to Two Critical Problems
Blue Star Recyclers is an award-winning 501c3 social enterprise with locations in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO. Founded in 2009, our core mission is recycling electronics and other materials to create local jobs for people with autism and other disAbilities.
Our mission to date has produced these triple-bottom line results:
- Over 25 local jobs for people with disAbilities in 4 Colorado communities
- Over $4 million in new local revenues and $1 million in taxpayer savings
- Over 10 million pounds of electronics ethically recycled
In addition to our significant economic, environmental, and social deliverables, our workers with autism and other disAbilities have posted the following occupational metrics since 2010:
- 0% employee turnover
- 0% employee absenteeism
- No lost time accidents
- 97% "on the clock" work task engagement
Blue Star Recycler's social and environmental deliverables are detailed in our 2016 Annual Report.
Qualtek's Q-munity© helped develop Blue Star Recyclers. Q-munity is leveraging the proven results demonstrated by Blue Star Recyclers by helping other communities establish electronics recycling programs that create local jobs for people with disAbilities. Read more about how Q-munity© is business creating sustainable communities.