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Secure Device Recycling

Electronic waste (e-waste) contains many heavy metals and other harmful materials. The UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) provides e-waste recycling services for the UMD campus. In coordination with EHSO, ITSS provides a limited e-waste recycle location in the ITSS TechCenter (Kirby Plaza 165) for University computing equipment.

What e-waste can be recycled at the TechCenter?

The TechCenter e-waste recycling site is intended for University-owned computing equipment only, including:

Units are responsible for following the appropriate University asset management policies (see: Managing University Capital Equipment). Any items recycled at the ITSS TechCenter must be securely wiped and documented before disposal. This includes computers and other devices with hard drives (such as printers, copiers and multi-function devices), tapes, CDs, cartridges and other storage and backup media.

ITSS follows the University policy on Media Sanitization.

What can NOT be recycled at the TechCenter?

Because of limited storage space and University policy, the following items are NOT accepted at the ITSS TechCenter:

For these and other items, please contact:


For our current rates, see: TechCenter Rates & Payment.

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