Formed in 1997 by founding sponsors Intel & Motorola, Arizona StRUT is a partnership between local schools and businesses, where students learn new skills by refurbishing used computer equipment. The equipment is then donated to schools and other qualified non-profit organizations throughout Arizona. Over 100 companies such as Intel, Avnet, APS and Emerson currently donate hardware through the program.
Arizona students recycling used technology, otherwise known as Arizona strut or AZ strut, started in 1997 by Intel and Motorola. They wanted to get their used equipment out to Arizona schools and nonprofits they thought could benefit from them. They started partnering with schools and having some of their computer repair programs assist in the refurbishing efforts. In 1998 we officially became a 501c3 with the state of Arizona and we started providing A+ certification training to the teachers and these programs.
in 2000 we became official with the IRS and we also started our computer recycle day on Earth Day and have done one every year since. As of 2017, we have donated over 56,000 computers to schools and nonprofits. We've also supported stem programs with computer hardware and we continue to recycle all of the e-waste responsibly.