Environmental ComplianceClick here for Certifications and Permits Information
UNICOR is a responsible steward of the environment. Our recycling operations meet all national standards. UNICOR facilities are regulated by the same agencies that regulate commercial e-cycling facilities.
In addition to UNICOR's restrictive no-landfill policy, of electrical components, the Recycling Business Group complies with OSHA standards and each institution is staffed with a full-time Safety Manager. UNICOR locations are fully permitted, where required, by state environmental regulatory agencies.
UNICOR recycling computers and electronics while giving individuals another chance.
UNICOR's recycling program gives approximately 900 federal inmates an opportunity to voluntarily participate in a work program. While developing job skills, these inmates improve their self-worth and prepare for release. Inmates use their earnings to pay victim restitution and court-ordered fines, as well as family and child support obligations.
Teaching Essential Skills
The Recycling Business Group provides essential training to its inmate workers. This valuable training includes hazardous materials handling, identification and segregation of electronic components, proper operation of equipment, electronics assessment, and the opportunity to obtain their GED and A+ Certification. This employment prepares inmates to be productive individuals upon release and provides them the opportunity to participate in reducing the amount of e-waste in public landfills.
UNICOR has engaged professional, independent organizations to conduct third-party inspections and verify environmental compliance efforts. UNICOR facilities have undergone technical reviews of their ability to perform effective, responsible recycling activities, including safety procedures, and materials handling and disposition. In 2011, all UNICOR recycling facilities obtained Responsible Recycling (R2) Certification.Test Monitoring
3rd Party Inspections