University of Wisconsin–Madison

Electronics recycling

The DoIT Help Desk recycles old personally-owned computing and electronics equipment. We accept computer components from any manufacturer. We partner with Universal Recycling Technology to safely provide a comprehensive data destruction system guaranteed to comply with federal laws and regulations.

Locations

Computer Sciences  1210 W. Dayton Street

Benefits

  • Free, secure service to recycle your old equipment.
  • Convenient on-campus location.
  • Environmentally friendly alternative to putting items in landfill.
  • Recycling methods in compliance with health and safety laws.
  • Meets US Department of Defense and National Security Agency requirements for purging classified information.
  • Meets Federal Privacy Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and state legislation.

Requirements

  • Once a computer is delivered for recycling, DoIT cannot return it to the owner. Participation in this program constitutes a relinquishment of all rights to the hardware and other computer materials delivered to DoIT.

Getting started

We recommend deleting information from your computer prior to recycling it. Remember to delete sensitive information, back-up necessary files, and remove all transportable media prior to delivery. Please see Media Disposal (Windows) – Securely erasing a hard drive and Media Disposal (Mac) – Securely erasing a hard drive in Mac OS X for more information about securely erasing hard drives.

DoIT will accept:

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • CD drives
  • Hard drives
  • Printers
  • Power adapters
  • CDs / DVDs

DoIT can not accept:

  • Hazardous waste or contaminated items
  • Batteries that are not an integral part of the system being recycled
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) that have been removed from their cases, or CRTs that are cracked or broken
  • Telephones, including cell phones
  • Products contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with chemicals, biological agents
  • Substances not integral to the original new equipment or otherwise associated with normal office or household environments

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