ARIZONA STUDENTS RECYCLING USED TECHNOLOGY

aka AZ StRUT or Arizona StRUT   |   Mesa, AZ   |  www.azstrut.org

Mission

To improve the competitiveness of Arizona's technical workforce by: *Supporting applied learning in our educational systems through scholarships and donated electronics & technology *Providing refurbished equipment to education and community non-profit organizations *Promoting diversity through technical education and work experience *Disposing electronic waste responsibly *Advocating responsible recycling.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Tom Mehlert

Main address

1720 W Broadway Rd Ste 101

Mesa, AZ 85202 USA

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EIN

86-0977732

NTEE code info

Vocational Technical (B30)

Recycling (C27)

Urban, Community (S31)

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Techie Labs

We partner with 15 to 20 schools. Students at these schools gain experience refurbishing equipment that AZ StRUT then donates to other schools and non-profits. AZ StRUT donates over $600,000 worth of equipment each year.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

We present a 4-hour hands-on training session with computer hardware and operating systems. Youth tear down computers, rebuild them, and take them home

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Students test, re-charge, measure Lithium Ion batteries for re-use

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Seniors

We accept all electronics - working or not - at our main location and partner locations such as Batteries Plus Bulbs stores. We sort all donated equipment to identify what can be refurbished, reused, repurposed and recycled. A local recycler processes all of our materials.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

We distribute refurbished computers to schools and non-profits in Arizona. After reviewing their request and discussing their technology needs, we match them with available equipment. In 2020 we distributed 5,432 desktop and laptop computers. Since starting this program, AZ StRUT has refurbished and distributed over 70,000 computers.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

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ARIZONA STUDENTS RECYCLING USED TECHNOLOGY

Board of directors
as of 2/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paul Barstad

Batteries Plus Bulbs

Term: 2015 - 2018

Tom Mehlert

No Affiliation

Martin "Todd" Dorris

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Matt Jones

No Affiliation

Bob Samson

Mesa Community College

Peggy LaShier

Mesa Publis Schools

Spencer Brown

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Jeffrey Johnson

Scott Platsky

Fennemore Craig

John Burley

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Jackie Terry

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