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Unwanted Equipment Disposal

Electronic Equipment Disposal Guidelines

The University wishes to take the initiative to responsibly dispose of unwanted equipment.

Our equipment must be disposed of in an ethical manner, and one that protects both the environment and the people involved in the recycling efforts. Our practices must also be fiscally responsible, comply with all applicable state and federal regulations, and insure that all future liability for disposed equipment is eliminated.

To these ends, the University is establishing the following guidelines:

  1. Unwanted, unused, obsolete and broken electronic equipment should not be stored on campus for more than six months.
  2. Expenses incurred for the responsible disposal of this equipment must be absorbed by the department, or a hardship case presented to the Budget Office.

There are several approved methods of unwanted equipment disposal. Please see the Disposal Flowchart for details.

As a rule, all software and data must be removed from computer hard drives before they are recycled. This includes Office and windows operating systems. Contact the UTS Help Desk at extension 1-4700 for assistance.

If a computer is sold to a DU staff member as a home machine, an approved configuration of Windows, Office, and anti-virus must be installed in accordance with the University's Microsoft licensing agreement.  Contact the UTS Help Desk at extension 1-4700 for more information about working from home.

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