University of Vermont

Recycling & Waste Management

Computers and Electronic Waste

Computers and Electronic Wastes

old_computers Old computers, CRT’s, monitors, and similar electronics contain toxic and heavy metals. These items are prohibited from disposal in landfills and in conventional scrap metal facilities. All electronic waste or "e-waste" must be handled by UVM Recycling. Do not throw old computers in the trash.  Submit a Physical Plant Service Request to have these items picked up.  Departments are charged a nominal pick-up fee for this service.

Departments are required to remove all data and software from computers prior to pickup. Click Here for erase instructions from UVM Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) on how to sufficiently erase your computer's harddrive. (You will need at UVM netid to log in to this site).

Old computers are sent to a certified electronics recycling company located in Middlebury, Vermont (Good Point Recycling).  The company takes the computers apart, separating compoments such as metals, plastics, glass, capacitors, circuit boards and related hazardous items, and then recycles each component. 


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