At IITS we love technology – and we know that the time eventually comes to say goodbye to the equipment that’s served us so well. Consistent with the College’s environmental sustainability efforts, IITS handles the disposal of computer equipment in an environmentally responsible manner.
For College Owned Equipment
IITS works with an outside contractor to collect, recycle or reuse any irreparable equipment or technology that no longer meets our needs or standards. Computing equipment purchased and maintained by the College will be recycled free of charge to departments.
In most cases College-owned computer equipment will be automatically collected when it is replaced with newer equipment. If you have computer-equipment that needs recycling that hasn’t been collected by us, contact the ProDesk on 610.896.1480 and arrange a pick-up.
Batteries, including large lead-acid and small rechargeable batteries (typical in cell phones and laptops) are collected by several departments, including IITS, and recycled through Campus Security.
For Personally Owned Equipment
As part of our commitment to sustainability, IITS will accept single intact computer-related items no more than six years old from faculty, staff, or students for recycling at no charge. Please note:
- We strongly recommend individuals securely delete data from equipment before recycling. IITS is not responsible for data on personally owned equipment. There are a number of freely available tools to destroy your data before letting go of your equipment. Darik’s Boot And Nuke is one of the more widely used tools. Use this with care.
- There is no pickup service available, but you can contact the ProDesk on 610.896.1480 to set up a time to drop an item off.
- For multiple pieces of equipment, technology older than six years, or equipment that has been disassembled or is in many pieces, IITS will help you coordinate with a local recycler. Recyclers typically charge for these services and individuals are responsible for any charges they incur in the disposal of personally owned equipment.
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