Archives—September 2011

Computer equipment recycling on for 9/16

Information Technology and Facilities Management have teamed with Apple Inc. in a free program to dispose of old computer equipment that is no longer needed but often contains hazardous materials that can’t be disposed of in landfills.

Apple offers to recycle any manufacturer’s computers, monitors and printers at no cost to educational institutions. Apple also ensures the hardware is disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner, and all hardware is processed domestically in the US. Typically departments disposing of this equipment pay a per-pound charge.

All brands of the following Michigan Tech-owned equipment will be accepted: computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, scanners, desktop-size copy machines, CD drives, TVs, VCRs, projectors, overhead projectors, networking equipment, cables, keyboards, and mice. All equipment must have property tags removed and reported to Properties by Tuesday, Sept. 20th.  Please note that not all equipment can be disposed of. Properties will let you know if something cannot be included.

Large collection boxes will be placed at the loading docks on Friday, September 16th and will be available until noon on Tuesday, September 20th.  If you have a large quantity of items to dispose of, please email to schedule a pick up by Friday, September 16th.

As always, it is against Michigan Tech policy to improperly dispose of storage media such as hard drives and other memory devices. Hard drives should be removed from all equipment prior to drop off. The official media destruction policy is available at

For more information, please email or call 487-1111.