Electronic Waste

Electronic Waste, or E-Waste, is not currently regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) but is regulated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Regulation was started in 2007 by CDPHE and further expanded by the State of Colorado under Senate Bill 12-133. Electronic items that are obsolete can be removed using the Electronic Waste Pickup Request Form. Electronic items that still hold value can be sent for surplus auction and can be removed using the Equipment Remarket Form. Any item that contains a hard drive, or sensitive information such as, but not limited to, a credit card reader, must be removed by the IT Department using a Service Now Ticket due to DU Policy on Data Security based on Colorado State Regulation C.R.S. 24-37.5-404.5.

Please bring all University Property with hard drives to the IT Help Desk in Anderson Academic Commons. The University will not ascertain the data security of personal electronic devices that may be recycled through the Electronic Waste program.


Batteries & Small Electronics Recycling Stations

To encourage personal electronic recycling, stations have been placed around campus where you can properly dispose of used batteries and small electronics such as smoke detectors, TV remotes, and power cords. Stations are located in the following locations:

- Facilites Service Center, Second Floor

- Seeley G. Mudd Building, Room 279

- Health & Counseling Center (Third Floor of the Ritchie Center)

- Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science, First Floor 

If you would like to start a Batteries & Small Electronics Recycling Station, please email the Chemical and Biological Safety Officer.


Definition of Electronic Peripherals 

Electronic Peripherals are items that do not contain sensitive information (such as banking documents or HIPAA info) and therefore should be handled by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and not the Department of Information and Technology. Electronic Peripherals include, but are not limited to, the following items:

- Televisions

- Hardline Telephones

- Keyboards

- Mice

- Monitors

- Personal printers (i.e. no business hubs)

- Plotters

- Fax machines

- Microphones

- Remote controls

- Docking stations

- Charging devices

- Cameras

- Camcorders

- Camera peripherals such as, but not limited to, flashes, timers, and microphones

- Intercoms

- Speakers

- Audio control boards

- Internet and cellular routing devices (Routers)

- Internet of Things (IoT) devices

- Smoke detectors

- Graphical processing units (GPUs)

- Central processing units (CPUs)

- Random access memory (RAM)

- Three dimensional (3D) printers

- Control boxes

- Batteries including lithium ion, nickel-cadmium, alkaline, lead-acid, and other chemistries

- Electric motors

- Pumps not larger than one cubic foot

- Electric hand tools

- Capacitors

- Resistors

- Transformers

- Light emitting diodes (LEDs)

- Power supplies

- Printed circuit boards (PCBs)

- Fiber optic cables

- Ethernet cables

- Coaxial cables

- Power cables

- Coffee makers

- Toasters

- Microwaves

- Other small appliances not larger than one cubic foot

- Laborataory equipment and instruments

- All other electronic devices not containing a means of storing sensitive information