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UNICOR Federal Prison Industries, Inc. General Services Administration Catskill Conference - August 25, 2011. Federal Prison Industries, Inc. Component of Federal Bureau of Prisons Established in 1934 by statute & Executive Order Provides training & work experience to Federal inmates

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unicor federal prison industries inc
UNICOR Federal Prison Industries, Inc.

General Services Administration

Catskill Conference - August 25, 2011

federal prison industries inc
Federal Prison Industries, Inc.
  • Component of Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Established in 1934 by statute & Executive Order
  • Provides training & work experience to Federal inmates
  • Receives NO appropriations – entirely self-sustaining
  • Trade name - UNICOR
unicor s positive impact
UNICOR’s Positive Impact
  • Inmates in UNICOR are 24% less likely to recidivate upon release
  • Supports small businesses (more

than 60% of UNICOR purchases)

  • Essential to maintaining safe and

secure correctional facilities

unicor 7 business groups
UNICOR – 7 Business Groups



Fleet Solutions

Industrial Products

Office Furniture



unicor recycling locations
UNICOR Recycling Locations
  • 7 processing factories

Atwater, CA Fort Dix, NJ

Leavenworth, KS Lewisburg, PA

Marianna, FL Texarkana, TX

Tucson, AZ

  • 7 collection centers

Atlanta, GA Denver, CO

Miami, FL Phoenix, AZ

San Francisco, CA Sheridan, OR

Washington, DC Fort Worth, TX (Oct, 2011)

electronics recycling industry standards r2
Electronics RecyclingIndustry Standards – R2
  • Multi-stakeholder group led by EPA
  • Goal - develop safe & environmentally sound standards
  • Result – “Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers” a.k.a. “R2”
  • Ensures best practices & provides essential assurances to customers
  • An electronics recycler may only be certified as meeting the R2 standards by a 3rd party auditor – very rigorous
unicor recycling factories r2 certified
UNICOR Recycling FactoriesR2 Certified

Lewisburg, PA – R2 Certified

Leavenworth, KS – R2 Certified

Marianna, FL – R2 Certified

Fort Dix, NJ – R2 Certified

Texarkana, TX – Sept 1st(next week)

Atwater, CA – Sept 30th

Tucson, AZ – Oct 19th

national strategy for electronic stewardship
National Strategyfor Electronic Stewardship
  • Interagency task force co-chaired by:
    • White House Council on Environmental Quality
    • Environmental Protection Agency
    • General Services Administration
national strategy for electronic stewardship1
National Strategyfor Electronic Stewardship
  • Report issued July 20th
  • Four over-arching goals:
    • Build incentives for design of greener electronics
    • Ensure Federal Government leads by example
    • Increase safe/effective management & handling of used electronics in U.S.
    • Reduce harm from U.S. exports of e-waste; improve safe handling of used electronics in developing countries
national strategy for electronic stewardship2
National Strategyfor Electronic Stewardship
  • Ensure Federal Government leads by example
  • Establish policy on used Federal electronics to:
    • Maximize re-use (UNICOR does!)
    • Clear data stored on used equip (UNICOR does!)
    • Ensure all Federal electronics processed by certified recyclers (UNICOR is R2 Certified!)
    • Improve tracking used electronics throughout lifecycle – make data available (UNICOR does!)
unicor s solution
UNICOR’s Solution
  • Donation in lieu of

abandonment and


  • Landfill - avoidance

43 million lbs of material

collected in FY 2010

  • Benefits the donating agency, the environment, and public safety & health
unicor recycling process for incoming material
UNICOR RecyclingProcess for Incoming Material
  • Shipping
  • Sorting
  • Testing
  • Reconditioning / Refurbishing
  • Component Recovery
  • Residual Material Recovery
unicor data security
UNICOR - Data Security
  • Emphasized in National Strategy
  • Hard drives wiped in accordance with Dept of Defense standard 5220.22-M
    • 3rd party forensic inspection - verifies
  • Destruction – hard drives & other media shredded to no more than ¾ of inch
unicor the best option for federal e waste disposal
UNICOR - the BEST Optionfor Federal E-Waste Disposal
  • FREE shipping (trailer loads)
  • FREE refurbishment
  • FREE recycling
  • FREE data destruction
  • Costs avoided!!!
  • Every pound of electronic material donated to UNICOR results in savings of $0.20 in Federal appropriations that would otherwise be required by Department of Justice for inmate program costs.
unicor accepted items
UNICOR -- Accepted Items
  • Computer equipment (desktops, laptops, printers, monitors, mainframes/servers, modems, CD-rom drives, plotters, circuit boards, memory sticks/boards, hard/floppy drives)
  • Office equipment (copiers, fax machines, shredders, power strips)
  • Communication equipment (cell phones, Blackberrys, PDAs )
  • A/V equipment (TVs, radios, cable boxes, Tivos, DVRs, MP3s)
  • Games(X-box, Game Boy, Play station, Nintendo, Wii)
  • Misc electronics (calculators, cameras, electronic scrap)
unicor items not accepted
UNICOR - - Items NOT Accepted
  • No Hazardous Equipment
    • Oils / PCBs
    • Acids
    • Refrigerants
    • Paints or liquids of any kind
    • Radioactive material
unicor environmental stewardship
UNICOREnvironmental Stewardship
  • R2 Certified
  • OSHA compliant
  • Compliant with all Federal, state and local EPA regulations
  • Full-time Safety Manager at each location
  • 3RD party inspections

Recycling Business Group

Todd BaldauDeputy General ManagerUNICOR Recycling Business Group(202) 353-2091 office(301) 536-8797 celltbaldau@central.unicor.govwww.unicor.gov/recycling/