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Blue Star Recyclers: Recycling to create local jobs for people with disabilities

Our Story

Case Study

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) published a case study about leveraging Blue Star Recyclers’ employment model to expand to new locations. The case also describes how the model will be extended through the e-Stewards®️ Advance + program with support from MEAF and the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust. Read the case study.

Our Mission

Our mission is recycling electronics and other materials to create local jobs for people with autism and other disAbilities. Turn your e‑waste into real, local jobs. Your recycling fees help us achieve over 90% self-sustainability and pay our workers real wages.


Our workforce delivers:

  • Aptitude and attitude for careful, detailed, repetitive work
  • Lowest turnover, absenteeism, and lost-time accident rates in the industry
  • Over 98% work-task team engagement while on the clock
  • And proves that lack of employment is related to lack of opportunity