Disposal of electrical and electronic items


This document describes the university's obligations regarding the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment.

The university is bound by WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) legislation. As such, all electrical and electronic items purchased by, and therefore traceable to, the university must be disposed of in accordance with the law. The university, at the time of writing, contracts Stone Computers to deal with all disposals of such items. Any university electrical or electronic property not disposed of via our regulated contractor would mean a breach of the law.

In practical terms, this means that:

Disposal of relevant articles must ordinarily take place via Cleaning Services.

Where an electronic device will have any data stored, licensed software installed or have been registered for use on the university network, disposal should be arranged by contacting the IT Service Desk. Such items include, but may not be limited to, desktop and laptop computers, external storage devices, tablets, mobile phones and printers. IT will ensure that appropriate action is taken and arrange ultimate disposal via the university's contractor.