Representing our years of concerted effort to recycle ethically and operate responsibly, URT upholds the standards and qualifications of our industry’s most rigorous certifying agencies.

In 2011, URT’s headquarters became the 11th recycling company in the nation to be certified under the e-Stewards® Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment. Today, every URT processing facility is e-Stewards® certified, providing unparalleled security and brand protection to our customers.

The e-Stewards® Certification program, created by the Basel Action Network, formally recognizes electronic recyclers that adhere to the highest environmentally and socially responsible practices when recovering materials from electronic scrap. It is the only e-waste recycling standard that bans all export of hazardous e-waste to developing countries, and prohibits the use of prison labor and dumping in local landfills. The accredited third-party audited certification program is supported by the U.S. EPA and is endorsed by Greenpeace USA, the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Electronics Take Back Coalition and 68 other environmental organizations.

In addition, URT was also recognized by BAN for its ongoing efforts to safely process and clean leaded CRT glass, a hazard that requires extra care and has historically been difficult to cleanly recycle. URT’s glass-to-glass recycling safely removes the coatings allowing it to be recycled into new glass and reused. This sustainable method prevents the lead from leeching into the environment and causing harm.

All five of URT’s facilities are R2v3 certified, providing additional security and brand protection for our customers. The R2v3 Certification program, created by SERI, recognizes the electronics industry’s need for evolving standards for its constantly changing landscape. It is a certification that changes to match the needs of the evolving industry to protect date, people and the planet, while enriching lives all around the world.

NAID AAA Certified

Becoming NAID AAA Certified at each URT facility is a process that ensures URT is using best practices in secure data destruction. The NAID AAA Certification Program is a quality standard for thousands of governments and private businesses in countries all over the world. NAID is the standards-setting body for the information destruction industry. NAID AAA Certification verifies the qualifications of certified information destruction providers through a comprehensive scheduled and unannounced audit program. This rigorous process supports the needs of organizations around the world by helping them meet numerous laws and regulations requiring the protection of confidential customer information.

ISO 14001:2015

Each URT facility is ISO 14001:2015. Developed by the International Organizations for Standardization, ISO 14001:2015 standard recognizes the consistent application and success of a company’s environmental health and safety management system.

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 certifies URT’s overall quality management system— demonstrating the company’s commitment and ability to deliver superior quality and customer satisfaction.

ISO 45001:2018

At URT, safety is at the center of our operations nationwide. All of our facilities are ISO 45001:2018 which specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, and gives guidance for its use, to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance.


Microsoft® Registered Refurbisher

URT is a Microsoft® Registered Refurbisher, which allows the company to install Microsoft® operating systems and software, opening up tremendous revenue opportunities for recycled computer equipment.