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How do I correctly dispose of IT equipment?

The disposal of unwanted or obsolete IT equipment is governed by the WEEE regulations for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

You must not just chuck them in a skip - raise a request using the Service Portal to have the item(s) collected.

Why use this service?

  • There's a legal requirement not to let our IT equipment end up in landfill
  • We try to re-use or repair equipment where possible
  • It saves the University money (£126,000 in 2010)


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