Preparing IT Equipment for Disposal or Surplus
Safety & Risk Management recycles campus computer and electronic equipment that is no longer needed or beyond repair. To schedule an e-scrap pickup please complete and submit an E-scrap form. For more information on the types of equipment that can be recycled and the procedure to do so please visit the SRM E-scrap site.
Before recycling or reissuing computer equipment be sure that all personal data has been wiped from the hard drive prior to passing it along. If a charity or school has asked you to donate your old computers use the same E-Scrap form above but make a note in the comment section with your wishes.
Disk scrubbing utilities
- killdisk - is a Windows utility that will overwrite the data on the hard drive.
- Use the following for computers that are capable of booting from a CD/DVD:
Darik's Boot And Nuke.
For assistance using these utilities or to arrange to have your data wiped by Hardware Report Services (at standard hourly rate), please contact the Help Desk at 994-1777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.