The University has a policy of disposing of redundant IT equipment which is covered by several areas of legislation, mainly:

  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations – covers the disposal of both useable and unusable equipment. Under this legislation:
    • as electrical equipment is classed as hazardous waste, its disposal has to be handled by licensed contractors
    • we retain legal responsibility for donated equipment unless we release it to licensed organisations who can take on these responsibilities
  • Data Protection Act – we have to ensure that data does not leave the University
  • Copyright Legislation – we have to ensure that we do not illegally pass ownership of copyright materials to third parties.

To arrange disposal of IT Equipment please follow the below steps:

  1. Log a Service Desk call to request removal of IT equipment
  2. Service Desk attends to view kit to confirm it is to be scrapped
  3. Any Hard Disks etc are removed and wiped and inventory is updated
  4. A Estates call is logged by the Service Desk for estates to arrange removal of the redundant kit