Universal Recycling Technologies is
a recycling company that provides electronics recycling, universalwaste recycling and asset recovery solutions across a diverse range of market segments including OEMs, retailers, municipalities and
Fortune 500 organizations.
URT is headquartered in Wisconsin, with additional facilities in
Texas, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Indiana, Oregon and New York.
URT’s Wisconsin, Texas, Oregon and New Hampshire processing
facilities are ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and e-Stewards®
certified and all URT locations are in process to be certified.
Since 2007, URT has been owned by Hendricks Holding Company, an investment and corporate development
group with a diverse portfolio of businesses that span the globe
and a proven track record of success.
From electronic and universal waste recycling to asset
management and pack-and-ship box programs, URT is poised to serve
its customers’ diverse recycling needs. URT’s
nationwide locations allow companies of all sizes and in any
geographic area in the United States to easily and cost effectively
process recycling materials.
e-Stewards® Certified Recycling
As an e-Stewards® certified recycler, URT processes all
materials in full compliance with best practice industry standards.
The e-Stewards program is the most comprehensive and aggressive
recycler certification program available today. URT customers may
rest assured that their recycling partner is adhering to the
strictest ethical standards, processing all materials in a way that
protects both customer interests and the environment. Downstream
accountability is assured.
Legislative Management Programs
URT works with more than 20 large and geographically dispersed
original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), managing collections
through 20 state legislative programs and ten voluntary programs in
other states. URT’s extensive collector network includes
municipal and retail locations across the nation—covering all
50 states—greatly expanding potential and capacity for its
URT’s end-of-life processing programs keep millions of
pounds of e-waste from entering our nation’s landfills each
year. An expert in both recycling and material recovery, URT offers
comprehensive recycling of all types of electronic equipment,
including: consumer electronics, security equipment, computers and
peripherals, laboratory equipment, communication equipment, testing
equipment, network equipment, point-of-sale equipment, office
equipment, cathode ray tubes, uninterruptible power supplies,
circuit boards, appliances and more. Following U.S. EPA
requirements, URT recycles all equipment to its individual
commodity components and separates all hazardous materials onsite,
providing customers with documentation that provides protection and
eliminates the liability associated with the hazards of
electronics. By managing 100% of the process, URT assumes all of
the liability for its customers' obsolete or damaged equipment.
Additionally, URT offers in-house shredding capabilities and
strategic alliances with key refining and smelting foundries,
maximizing its ability to identify, extract and obtain higher
returns on commodity materials.
URT provides an effective, economical solution for recycling
obsolete monitors and televisions into new cathode ray tube
glass—one of the few clean glass-to-glass processes available
on the market today. Glass is sorted by type and chemistry, to
produce furnace-ready cullet with no exposure to the environment.
The processed, clean glass is reused for its original purpose,
eliminating customer liability associated with managing hazardous
materials. This is the preferred management method of state and
federal regulatory agencies.
Universal Waste Recycling
Through URT’s WasteSecure™ prepaid pack-and-ship box
program, universal wastes can be conveniently shipped to the most
appropriate URT site for processing. WasteSecure™ offers
proprietary branded box programs for corporate partners seeking a
custom solution. Nationwide service, web-based tracking,
Spanish-language options and instant certificates of compliance via
email make this a smart and convenient solution for customers with
high volumes of lighting ballasts, lamps, and more.
Asset Recovery and Management Services
URT’s asset recovery services feature barcode tracking of
each asset or consumer electronic return with detailed tracking and
reporting for complete transparency. Comprehensive liability
insurance and documented end-to-end chain of custody provide full
indemnity against risk. Security is assured throughout all
processes. Facilities are equipped with independently-monitored
video surveillance, access is restricted to tightly-controlled,
approved personnel and extensive background checks are
URT’s data destruction capabilities are unparalleled. URT
is a member of the National Association for Information Destruction
(NAID) and International Association of Information Technology
Asset Managers (IAITAM), and utilizes the industry-leading Blancco
hard drive sanitation software. All processes are Department of
Defense approved. URT manages the asset recovery process for its
customers so that all state, federal and industry regulations are
met and exceeded.
URT has extensive experience with and knowledge of secondary
markets, facilitating enhanced sales and revenue sharing for assets
with second-life potential. Remarketing used technology helps
URT’s customers recover valuable investment capital. URT also
operates its own online and brick-and-mortar retail sales
operations under the brand name Midwest Electronics Warehouse,
providing additional, hassle-free sales opportunities. URT is also
certified as a Microsoft® Registered Refurbisher, which allows
the company to install Microsoft® operating systems and
software, opening up tremendous revenue opportunities for recycled
A Trusted Business Partner
URT’s mission is "to become a market leader in electronic
and universal waste management focused on innovative technology
with commitment to continuous improvement." URT is committed to
continuous improvement that tracks with leading-edge technology and
processes—the best of the best. URT promises to serve every
stakeholder group with honesty, integrity, and professionalism,
providing forward-thinking, responsible, and dependable recycling
services that exceed industry standards.
Nothing is more important than serving our customers in the most
conscientious way possible.