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E-Waste Collection & Document Shredding

Every year, the Office for Sustainability hosts an E-waste Collection and Recycling event. This event is for University faculty, staff, and students to dispose of personally owned electronic assets. Bring your old computers, printers, and accessories, phones, TVs, and other electronics ready for disposal. We will also offer free document shredding. Please bring documents in boxes or paper bags to be shredded. 

Staff are available at the event to help unload vehicles.

All materials are responsibly recycled or disposed of, and all hard drives are overwritten or shredded to remove personal information.

During both the 2019 and 2018 events, we collected 7,000 pounds of electronics to be safely disposed of or recycled. 

What is e-waste?

E-waste includes electronic equipment that no longer works or is past its useful life. We will accept your old computers, printers, phones, TVs, and just about anything else with a plug. Many of these products contain harmful chemicals that must be carefully disposed of in order to avoid polluting the environment. Thank you for helping us keep these items out of the landfill.

Information Security 

The company that the University contracts, Smart Metals Recycling, will destroy any personal information on devices to ensure information privacy and security.

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