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Interco Recycles Correctional Institution Scrap

Interco Recycles Correctional Institution Scrap

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Interco offers many services to the correctional institution industry including the recycle of scrap parts. The company recycles scrap railroad parts including nonferrous metals, batteries, and e-scrap. Interco buys and recycles institution scrap at its centrally located facility on the Illinois side of St. Louis. The Interco team delivers innovative solutions, competitive pricing, and quality service throughout the supply chain.

Interco Recycles a Variety of Scrap Institution Parts

Interco recycles many different products for correctional institutions. Tin cans are recycled in abundance. Many of the other recycled goods are electronics such as circuit boards, hard drives, laptops, servers, peripherals, power supplies, and telephone systems. Another frequently recycled product is batteries. All of these products contain nonferrous metals such as tin, aluminum, and copper.

The Process of Recycling Correctional Institution Scrap

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Many of the parts received from correctional institutions are part of the e-scrap recycling stream. Interco recycles e-scrap like circuit boards and hard drives to extract valuable metals such as copper, silver, and gold. Interco uses an efficient e-scrap dismantling line to obtain the maximum amount of reusable metal:

  1. Firstly, trained employees disassemble the electronic parts.
  2. Secondly, the contents are separated and sorted by hand.
  3. Then, material undergoes mechanical separation techniques.
  4. The separated individual components are then taken to different recycling points for further processing.
  5. Finally, any non-recyclable materials are properly packed and disposed of.

The ability to extract more metals out of electronics than competing recycling companies, makes Interco a leading e-scrap recycler.

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Interco also receives batteries from correctional institutions. The 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art battery recycling plant currently has four patents pending for the creation of original battery recycling techniques. Interco staff follows specific policies and procedures to recycle batteries:

  1. Discharging – Interco discharges battery packs, modules, and cells prior to processing.
  2. Dismantling – Staff disassembles packs by hand. If necessary, the Module Breaker breaks packs down to the cell level.
  3. Inertization – The Interco team removes organic components such as plastic, electrolytes, epoxies, and glue.
  4. Shredding – Machinery shreds the remaining components.
  5. Metal Recovery – Interco mechanically separates nickel and cobalt powders from foil substrates.

The Interco Facility Offers Solutions to Recycle Institution Scrap

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Interco recycles correctional institution scrap at their the 450,000+ square foot recycling facility. The Interco recycling facility is comprised of seven buildings on more than 45 acres centrally located on the Illinois-side of St. Louis in the shadows of the Gateway Arch. The facility boasts a 145,000 square foot processing plant dedicated to the processing of computers and electronics. The nonferrous metal recycling processes use the remainder of the indoor facility.

It’s important to note that some aspects of scrap metal recycling can be dangerous. However, the staff at Interco is highly qualified to safely recycle high-risk materials. For example, several certifications demonstrate the company’s commitment to safe and secure recycling practices:

  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems
  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems
  • R2v3 – Responsible Recycling Standards
  • ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Recycle Correctional Institution Scrap with Interco to Maximize ROI

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After purchasing scrap institution parts, Interco extracts the metals for reuse. Batteries contain nickel, cobalt, copper, and lithium. Most e-scrap contains precious metals such as gold, cadmium, chromium, silver, tungsten, and more. Interco’s process to recycle institution scrap eliminates a need for new mining. The valuable metals can be recovered, processed, and reused in new products.

Many smelters, refineries, ingot makers, and mills require that inbound loads weigh at least 40,000 pounds. However, most railroad companies do not have the space to accumulate large amounts of these metals. Contracts with suppliers and end consumers Interco’s recycling processes allow the company to provide the highest scrap value. Interco provides a needed service by purchasing high quantities of parts and therefore, extracted metals. In turn, smelters rely on Interco to provide a steady recurring stream of reusable materials.

Choose Interco to Recycle Institution Scrap

Interco efficiently and safely recycles institution parts such as tin and batteries. Many scrap institutions products are part of the e-scrap recycling stream as well. Since 1996, Interco has been a recycling leader in e-scrap and non-ferrous metals. For 25 years, Interco has demonstrated their commitment to safe and efficient recycling. The company has achieved highest standards of environmental care and awareness as well. For example, Interco was only the second company in the world to achieve the R2v3 certification. Interco’s innovative recycling processes and expert staff allow for a maximum return on investment to suppliers. As a result, the correctional institution industry relies on Interco to recycle scrap institution parts.

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