Our story

Urban Mining was born from a commitment to innovate an environmentally responsible solution for the growing global issue of hazardous electronic waste. Founded in 2010, by Navy Veteran Juan Carlos Villatoro, Urban Mining is disrupting the process and repairing the reputation for electronics recycling with a focus on environmental sustainability, transparent downstream management and attention to data security.

With a state of the art electronics recycling facility and a proprietary on-site Innovation Lab, Urban Mining’s mission is to continually minimize the impact of human progress on the earth’s natural resources. The facility, located in Jacksonville Florida, is the state’s only e-Stewards Certified Electronics Recycler.

Urban Mining partners with private businesses, government organizations, schools and community organizations to collect, recycle and refurbish tons of unwanted e-waste every year. As a Certified Public Benefit Corporation (B. Corp.), Urban Mining maintains the corporate purpose of creating a material positive impact on society and the environment; considering the impact of corporate decisions not only on shareholders but also on workers, community, and the environment.