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There is a lot of trash in the ‘Verse, and Unified Reclamation owns it. The company began small with a few garbagescows, but its founders were wise enough to see the potential of trash hauling and, by taking out huge and risky loans, they were able to secure an exclusive contract with the Alliance government to haul off folk’s refuse. At Unified Reclamation, they consider garbage a growth industry. Picking up dirty diapers isn’t a very glamorous job, but someone has to do it and it makes for a very good living. Where Unified Reclamation struck gold wasn’t in diaper pails, however. Real money comes from issuing licenses for legal salvage. Currently Unified is the only system-wide operator allowed to claim salvage rights. Due to the sheer magnitude of a system-wide salvage collection operation, Unified Reclamation also issues licenses for small operators to collect salvage on their behalf. The small operator can go through the local government to obtain a salvage license, but that involves mounds of paperwork and fees. Such licenses are more quickly obtained by going through United Reclamation, though they see to it that you pay for the convenience. Small operators make more money if they run unlicensed, illegal salvage operations. Best to be careful, though, as things can get right ugly if Unified catches you poaching on their territory. You’d better hope the Alliance catches you doing illegal salvage before Unified Reclamation gets its hands on you.