Vote for e-Cycle and help us win a $25,000 grant in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

e-Cycle is requesting your help in voting for us in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest and the chance to win $25,000 to invest in growing and improving our wireless buyback and recycling operations.

You can vote once per day on each social network (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) from now until March 17. Voting is easy and will only take a few seconds of your time. Thank you in advance for your support!

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e-Cycle is the trusted wireless partner for many of the largest organizations in the world. As the first mobile recycling company to achieve e-Stewards certification, we adhere to the highest standards for environmental responsibility and worker health and safety. e-Cycle offers a simple, secure, environmentally responsible and profitable way for businesses to sell and recycle used mobile phones and tablets. Learn more at www.e-Cycle.com.

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Responsibly Sell and Recycle Your Wireless Devices with e-Cycle in July and Win

Don’t just recycle it – e-Cycle it! e-Cycle is offering a great promotion this month to encourage businesses to responsibly sell and recycle their mobile phones and tablets.

Summer Blockbuster Giveaway

Take a trip to the movie theater and enjoy that anticipated summer blockbuster on us. Any organization that sells and/or recycles their wireless devices with e-Cycle between now and July 31, 2013, is eligible to win one of five $100 MovieTickets.com gift cards. View the official rules.

Entering the giveaway is easy:

e-Cycle provides secure, profitable and responsible solutions for the reuse and recycling of used mobile phones and devices. e-Cycle collects used mobile devices from businesses, reimbursing them for mobile devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every device is deleted or destroyed using the industry’s most rigorous data security measures. As an e-Stewards certified recycler, e-Cycle upholds the highest global standards for environmental protection and worker safety.

*Some restrictions apply. Visit our Current Promotions page or contact e-Cycle to learn more.

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e-Cycle Mobile Buyback and Recycling Named Top Central Ohio Workplace for 2013

e-Cycle is honored to have been selected as a top place to work in Central Ohio by Columbus CEO Magazine and 10TV Top Workplaces. e-Cycle was among only 50 Central Ohio companies to earn the award and recognition for having an exceptional work environment.

The rigorous selection process for the award began in late 2012 and included surveying the employees of the nominated companies. The Top Workplaces finalists were determined through employee feedback alone. The winners were recognized at an awards reception at COSI in Columbus, Ohio, on April 18, 2013.

“What makes us most proud of this recognition is the fact that it came from our employees, the very people who contribute to our success day in and day out,” said Christopher Irion, e-Cycle CEO. “We’ve worked hard to create a culture in which our employees can thrive in their careers and feel empowered to provide solutions that help our customers address the challenges of responsible and cost-effective mobile recycling.”

The Top Workplaces recognition comes at a time of significant growth and expansion for e-Cycle. The award follows what have been several years of record growth for our company, both in terms of revenue and our workforce. In late 2012, we moved our corporate headquarters from Hilliard to New Albany. The move has allowed us to expand our Hilliard location, where we maintain our mobile recycling operations. Today, e-Cycle has more than 100 employees.

e-Cycle provides wireless buyback, recycling and data deletion services for businesses and organizations. Visit www.e-Cycle.com to learn more about our mobile phone and tablet buyback, data protection and recycling solutions.

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Mobile Phone Buyback And Recycling Company, e-Cycle, Named As Finalist In 9th Annual Stevie® Awards For Women In Business

e-Cycle achieves finalist status in both Entrepreneur of the Year and Company of the Year categories

e-Cycle was named a Finalist in the 9th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced at a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday, November 9, 2012.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

e-Cycle purchases mobile phones and devices from businesses and major organizations and recycles all devices that do not have resale value in accordance with the highest environmental and safety standards. Using rigorous mobile data deletion processes, e-Cycle ensures all confidential enterprise information is removed from the devices.

This year judges reviewed over 1,200 submissions for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year. e-Cycle was chosen as a finalist in the categories of Entrepreneur of the Year and Company of the Year categories.

“We are truly honored to be included among such a prestigious group of businesses,” said Tonia Irion, Stevie nominee and e-Cycle CCO and founder, “At e-Cycle, we have worked diligently to become the industry’s leading wireless mobile phone buyback and recycling company and we sincerely appreciate this recognition for our efforts.”

“We’re very excited about this year’s Finalists in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “The judges have told me that they think this is the best and most inspiring crop of nominees we’ve ever had.  We look forward to seeing the judges’ final decisions.”

To find out more about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and to view the full list of Finalists in all categories visit www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About e-Cycle
e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to wireless recycling. The company collects wireless phones from businesses and major organizations, reimbursing them for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed through the industry’s most rigorous data security measures. In 2012, the Inc. 500 list ranked e-Cycle the #21 fastest growing business-services company in the U.S. and Forbes ranked e-Cycle the #68 most promising, privately-held company in America. e-Cycle is also the first mobile buyback and recycling company in the U.S. to become e-Stewards® certified. Find more information at http://www.e-Cycle.com.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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Mobile Phone Buyback and Recycling Company, e-Cycle, Ranked 4th Fastest Growing Company in Central Ohio by Columbus Fast 50

Central Ohio mobile buyback, data protection and recycling company recognized after achieving nearly 1000 percent revenue growth and cr­­­eating more than 100 green jobs.

e-Cycle has been named the 4th fastest-growing company in Central Ohio by Columbus Business First in the publication’s annual Fast 50 list which recognizes top performing businesses over the last three years. This is the third year e-Cycle has achieved a ranking in the Fast Fifty.

A leading provider of wireless asset recovery, data protection and recycling, Columbus-based e-Cycle was named to the list after growing its revenue by nearly 1000 percent since 2008. This year’s winners and final rankings were revealed at the 17th Annual Fast 50 Luncheon and Awards ceremony on October 9, 2012. Fast 50 nominees must be headquartered in Central Ohio and be privately held, for-profit companies that have accrued at least $1 million in revenue per year over the last three years.

“It is truly overwhelming and an honor to be recognized along with these outstanding private businesses in Central Ohio,” said Christopher Irion, founder and CEO of e-Cycle. “It has been an exciting and challenging time and e-Cycle’s growth is due largely to our outstanding enterprise clients and our wireless carrier and OEM partners who recognize the importance of protecting the environment in the most responsible way possible, while safeguarding the sensitive information of their organizations and customers. Our continued success is due to the hard-working, passionate e-Cycle team that continues to innovate and find new ways to improve our processes to make us more efficient so that we can better serve our clients. We still have a lot of work to do and we look forward to expanding our operations and creating more green jobs in 2013.”

For the awards ceremony, the top 10 winners were asked to share their 5-ingredient recipe for success. e-Cycle CCO, Tonia Irion’s response was “Passion, Passion, Passion, Passion, Passion!” View the video at https://vimeo.com/51084780.

About e-Cycle

Ranked the #21 fastest growing business-services company in the U.S. by Inc. 500 and the #68 Most Promising, Privately-Held Company in America by Forbes, e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to wireless recycling. In January 2012, e-Cycle became the only mobile buyback and recycling company in the world to become e-Stewards®, ISO 14001, and R2 certified.

e-Cycle collects mobile phones and tablets from businesses and major organizations, reimbursing them for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge through an e-Stewards® certified facility. The company has a zero landfill policy. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed through the industry’s most rigorous data security measures. e-Cycle’s clients include more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500 and 17 of the Fortune 20.

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e-Cycle Honored as Innovative Corporate Leader by Smart Business Network

The leading mobile buyback and recycling company helps businesses and organizations take a responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to their wireless recycling needs.

Christopher Irion, CEO and Founder of e-Cycle, the world’s first mobile buyback and recycling company to earn the stringent and independent e-Stewards certification, was honored as an innovative corporate leader during the Smart Leaders Awards Luncheon.

The Smart Leaders Awards, presented by Smart Business Network, recognize the brightest and most innovative corporate leaders in the local business community while bringing to light the strategies they use to attain their level of success. e-Cycle is among 15 companies to receive the honor in Central Ohio. Recipients represent a range of industries, from real estate and law to technology and finance.

“All of us with e-Cycle are honored to see Christopher recognized among such an exceptional group of innovative leaders,” said Jen Myers, e-Cycle COO who accepted the award on behalf of CEO Christopher Irion. “The continued success of e-Cycle can be attributed to the quality of our employees, who comprise a dedicated team with a passion for our mission and core values. We are confident that Christopher’s vision and leadership will continue to grow e-Cycle as the global leader in enterprise wireless recycling.”

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e-Cycle Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in 2012 American Business Awards

The leading mobile buyback and recycling company is dedicated to empowering businesses and organizations to take a responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to wireless recycling.

e-Cycle, the world’s first mobile buyback and recycling company to earn the stringent and independent e-Stewards certification, was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award as Company of the Year in the category of Best Business Services presented by the 10th Annual American Business AwardsSM. Awards were announced at the ABA gala banquet in New York.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, large and small.

More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  e-Cycle is committed to providing environmentally friendly and cost-effective services to U.S. and international organizations to protect their sensitive data and recycle their mobile devices.

“We are honored to be a Stevie Award recipient and be considered among some of the most innovative companies in America,” said e-Cycle founder and CEO Christopher Irion. “This is a testament to our commitment to helping organizations take the most responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to their wireless recycling. This recognition inspires us to further our vision of being a leader in green business solutions and delivering the highest-quality services in our industry.”

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 270 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year. Details about the American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced June 18 are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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e-Cycle Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm

Report highlights interesting new and innovative vendors, products and services that are impacting Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) in 2012.

e-Cycle, a global company focusing on mobile buyback, data protection and recycling, today announced it has been recognized in the “Cool Vendors in ITAM, 2012”[1] report by Gartner Inc.

e-Cycle is among the Cool Vendors highlighted for offering innovative and intriguing technologies or solutions. e-Cycle protects sensitive data for companies while recycling their mobile devices to the highest standards of financial and environmental responsibility. In addition, e-Cycle is the world’s only mobile buyback and recycling company to earn the stringent and independent e-Stewards certification.

“We are pleased to have been named one of Gartner’s 2012 Cool Vendors, as it is a testament to the hard work our employees undertake daily to make a difference for our customers,” said e-Cycle CEO Christopher Irion. “The report recognizes what we see daily: Organizations face an enormous looming ITAD challenge in the rapidly growing area of mobile devices. We believe our secure, cost-effective and environmentally responsible approach to wireless recycling sets us apart in today’s marketplace.”

Among the key findings in Gartner’s report is the following: “The global ITAD market has historically been largely focused on workstations (PC desktops and laptops) and traditional data center assets (servers, storage systems, telecommunication equipment and so on). Yet, our research indicates that most organizations face an enormous looming ITAD challenge in the rapidly growing area of mobile devices. For example, Gartner estimates that, in 2012, about 226 million mobile phones will be retired from use by businesses worldwide (this excludes consumer retirements), and that by 2015, that number will reach about 289 million. These numbers will be further compounded by the relatively nascent (from the perspective of disposition) tablet market, which is also projected to grow at a torrid pace.

“It is on this specific mobile device market (mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, etc.) that e-Cycle has exclusively focused its disposition business.”

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


[1] Cool Vendors in ITAM, 2012. Published April 12, 2012. Analysis by Rob Schafer.

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e-Cycle Showcasing Responsible Mobile Reuse and Recycling at BlackBerry World

e-Cycle Showcasing Responsible Mobile Reuse and Recycling at BlackBerry World, Only Mobile Buyback and Recycling Company to Earn e-Stewards Certification

e-Cycle will be at BlackBerry World™ to demonstrate how companies can achieve responsible mobile reuse and recycling that ensures financial savings, sound environmental stewardship and the guaranteed protection of sensitive data.

April 30, 2012

e-Cycle will be at BlackBerry World™ to demonstrate how companies can achieve responsible mobile reuse and recycling that ensures financial savings, sound environmental stewardship and the guaranteed protection of sensitive data.

As the world’s only mobile buyback and recycling company to earn the stringent and independent e-Stewards certification, e-Cycle protects sensitive data while recycling mobile devices to the highest standards of financial and environmental responsibility. e-Cycle will review its services and success stories at booth #148 at BlackBerry World ™ 2012 from May 1 to 3, which takes place at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla.

In addition, e-Cycle Founder and CEO Christopher Irion will be available to discuss the growing need for mobile recycling action plans that protect the environment and prevent data leaks.

“Companies are faced with the increasingly complex task of managing the turnover of mobile phone and device use throughout their organizations,” Irion said. “Many believe they are recycling, reselling or retiring their mobile devices properly when they actually are not. The reality is millions of old mobile devices continue to end up in landfills or find their way into the resale market with sensitive organization data remaining intact.”

Because it holds the distinction of having the e-Stewards certification, e-Cycle can help organizations develop mobile recycling strategies that:

  •     Guarantee safety and security by removing all data from every device.
  •     Provide financial compensation for devices that continue to their hold resale value.
  •     Ensure devices no longer holding any value are recycled or disposed of in ways that protect the environment.

“Mobile asset recovery and reuse makes good business sense because the revenues can greatly offset the cost of upgrading to latest technologies,” Irion said. “It is also important from an environmental standpoint because extending the life of wireless devices reduces energy and carbon emissions. Organizations need to ensure their devices are recycled securely and responsibly.”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that only 14 to 18 percent of electronic devices are recycled and that 70 to 80 percent of electronics recycling companies in the U.S. export electronic waste to developing countries, poisoning the environment and the local population.

Research also reveals startling discoveries regarding the failure to protect sensitive mobile data. In Electronic Retention: What Does Your Mobile Phone Reveal About You, researchers found that every mobile device they acquired in the secondary market contained user information.

A study by the Ponemon Institute and Websense of more than 4,000 organizations in 12 countries found 77 percent use mobile devices in the workplace, but only 39 percent had security controls in place. More than half of the companies experienced data loss because of unsecured mobile devices, including laptops, smartphones, USB devices and tablets.

“It is abundantly clear that organizations need to carefully implement a mobile recycling action plan as part of their telecom endpoint data security process,” Irion said.

About e-Cycle
e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to wireless mobile phone recycling. e-Cycle collects used mobile devices from businesses and organizations, reimbursing them for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed using the industry’s most rigorous data security measures. Inc. ranked e-Cycle the #5 Fastest Growing Environmental Services Company in the U.S. and Forbes named e-Cycle the #68 Most Promising, Privately-Held Company in America. In January 2012, e-Cycle became the only mobile buyback and recycling company in the world to become e-Stewards certified. For more information, visit www.e-cycle.com.

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e-Cycle Mobile Buyback and Recycling Honored for Outstanding Service at the 2011 TechColumbus Innovation Awards

e-Cycle was honored to receive the award for Outstanding Service (Companies under 250 Employees) at the 2011 TechColumbus Innovation Awards on Thursday, February 2.  e-Cycle was selected out of a prestigious list of 29 finalists.

The TechColumbus Innovation Awards celebrates and honors individuals and teams in a variety of disciplines. Each award category is an important component of the technology and innovation community. Receiving the top honor in an award category showcases the dramatic impact of the awardee’s contributions in Central Ohio and beyond. Keynote speakers for the evening included Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, The Ohio State University Professor E. Gordon Gee, and Limited Brands business mogul Les Wexner.

During the awards, more than 1000 business leaders joined TechColumbus to honor companies and individuals whose innovations help accelerate economic growth in Central Ohio and accelerate the future of innovation. Battelle was the presenting sponsor for the evening.

Finalists for the Outstanding Service Award were Central Ohio companies that had defined, introduced, and marketed a technology-based service. Through this service, the companies must have demonstrated success in addressing an industry need or market niche. To view the complete list of award winners and nominees from the TechColumbus Innovation Awards, visit http://techcolumbusinnovationawards.com

e-Cycle is the leading provider of wireless mobile buyback, data deletion and recycling services for businesses and organizations throughout the world. Founded in 2005 by Christopher and Tonia Irion, e-Cycle was established on three guiding passions: a love of technology, environmental protection and charitable giving.

e-Cycle is the first mobile buyback and recycling company to achieve e-Stewards, ISO 14001, and R2 Certifications. The e-Stewards Certification is only given to electronics recyclers that adhere to the highest global standards of environmental protection and worker safety.

Click to watch the e-Cycle Mobile Phone Recycling Process Video.

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