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Recycling Computer Equipment on Campus

Did you know that all media (hard drives, CDs, DVDs) that is being recycled MUST be securely wiped and documented before disposal? And that media that may contain highly restricted data must also be physically destroyed before recycling?

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) Security recently released a revised Media Sanitization policy that details these steps.

The ITSS TechCenter provides secure data deletion service to the campus community for University equipment. For devices that are checked in at the front counter to be recycled, we run a secure delete program and physically destroy the drive if needed. The work is documented in our maintenance work ticket as required. We do charge a minimal flat fee for this service.

As an added benefit, we are often able to repurpose the equipment or parts here on campus.

The TechCenter e-waste recycling site accepts the following University-owned items:

  • computers
  • hard drives
  • printers
  • media (CDs, DVDs)
  • monitors

Due to limited storage space and University policy, personal items are not accepted.

Protect University data and yourself. Bring your University equipment to the TechCenter for secure recycling. If you have questions about this service, please contact the ITSS Help Desk (726-8847).