UNICOR's processing methods begin with receiving, testing, and evaluating the equipment. Equipment is first assessed to determine whether it can be used for its original purpose. If reuse is not an option, all asset tags/property stickers are removed from the equipment. The equipment is then de-manufactured for recycling. To ensure that donors are not open to liability, functioning equipment is cleaned, hard drives are wiped, and all drives are checked for media before the equipment is sold to other companies or donated to local schools for reuse.
UNICOR ensures security and integrity through traceability. All hard drives are cleaned in accordance with Department of Defense high-level security wiping procedures (5220.22M).
Turning Scrap into a Commodity
Nonfunctioning equipment is broken down into its component parts, which are segregated and sold to reprocessors. These commodities, in turn, are sold to carefully screened buyers who use the base materials in the manufacture of new products. The recycling of these materials saves precious resources.