In April 2012, the Vandalia Correctional Center (VCC) Sustainability plan was born. This birth consisted of developing a committee with the goal of establishing ways to reduce costs while creating, implementing, and sustaining jobs for the offender population. The Vandalia Correctional Center is committed to promoting sustainable practices as well as creating a culture of positive environmental stewardship. The Vandalia “Go Green” Committee exhibited their commitment by implementing and promoting sustainable practices and cost saving measures.
A Recycling Program was implemented to effectively collect, process, store, and return to industry waste materials produced during the daily operations of the facility. These materials include (but are not limited to) cardboard, paper, plastic, used ink cartridges, and metal cans. Correctional Industries will then process, store, and make arrangements for the delivery of these recycled bales.