Who We Are

Our Story

Urban Technologies 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 Technologies 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.

Our Team

Our team is what sets us apart. At Urban Mining we are the best at what we do because the people that do the work bring their best, every day. A group of passionate, committed and well-trained individuals with the skills to get the job done and meet our client's needs.