Going Green

United is getting greener and greener! With over 200 locations across Canada, we care about keeping our local communities clean and green for many years to come. We are dedicated to improving our environment by reducing waste and improving efficiency in our daily operations.

Reduce

United has worked hard to become a paperless work environment. With online systems being implemented, our Member movers and Van Line personnel can enter notes, track a shipment, share information and create online invoices without ever using a sheet of paper. Our customers can even submit information online, such as quality surveys and claims forms when necessary.

Re-Use

Quilted Furniture blankets are used to wrap and protect your possessions when preparing for a move. Once they become unusable for your household items they are used to wrap less valuable items such as lawn and garden tools.

For efficiency and safety, when our long distance Service Fleet tractors and trailers reach a certain mileage they are sold or used for local moving work. Our containers are taken off of the long distance fleet after 15 years and sold to companies and farmers for local storage.

United has a container manufacturing facility where we build and maintain our containers. This facility recycles the wood, steel and cardboard that is used in the manufacturing process.

Recycle

United and our Members use cartons that contain recycled material, and Kraft packing paper that is 100% recyclable. All of our offices also work hard to recycle paper, cans, bottles, cardboard and toner cartridges.

Did you know?
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to provide power to your television for 3 hours
  • Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil and saves 17 trees