COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- e-Cycle LLC, the leading provider of wireless asset recovery, data security and recycling solutions for businesses and government agencies, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Founded in April 2005, by Christopher and Tonia Irion, e-Cycle offers organizations turnkey programs to purchase their old smartphones and tablets for reuse or recycling, wipe the data and put money back into their budget or donate to charity.
"We are extremely honored to be celebrating this significant milestone," said Christopher Irion, e-Cycle CEO. "Our success over the past decade is attributed to two things: first, our clients and their commitment to protecting the environment and their sensitive data through responsible recycling of wireless devices. Second, our employees who continually seek ways to optimize our processes in every area of the business to better serve our clients and bring the company to a new level."
In 2005, e-Cycle began with only three employees in the basement of the Irion's private home and has since grown to an organization that employs more than 80 people and has two locations in the Central Ohio area. e-Cycle has expanded its wireless buyback and recycling services internationally into North America, South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific. In March 2015, e-Cycle experienced its strongest month in company history, with business exceeding the company's first three years combined.
The Irions established e-Cycle on three guiding passions: a love of technology, the environment and charitable giving. Since 2005, e-Cycle has contributed more than $1 million to charities as a company and on behalf of its clients, solely through mobile phone recycling, and kept close to 1 million pounds of toxic electronic waste out of landfills.
e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to wireless recycling. The company collects mobile phones and tablets from businesses, reimbursing them for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every device is deleted or destroyed through the industry's most rigorous data security measures. Through the e-Cycle Foundation, organizations can use proceeds from their wireless buyback and recycling programs to make tax-deductible donations to the charities of their choice. e-Cycle was the first wireless buyback and recycling company in the world to achieve e-Stewards certification. For more information, visit www.e-Cycle.com.