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Computer Disposal Procedures for University-owned Equipment

The following procedures are to be followed for the sale, transfer, or disposal of University-owned computer equipment:

Before you look at displosal procedures:

  1. For equipment purchased with Sponsored Research Grant Funds, seek permission from Office of Research & Sponsored Programs officer before initiating disposal.
  2. In all circumstances, you are required to completely erase all computer hard disk drives by using a LTS-provided erasure tool.
  3. Computers that are less than 6 years old should be made available for other departments to use via Asa's Attic for at least 5 days before sale or disposal by other means. Asa's Attic is administered by Purchasing Services.
  4. If you sell the equipment to another University department, use a Budget/Expense Reallocation Form to transfer the appropriate funds.
  5. If you sell the equipment to an individual or off-campus entity, use an Equipment Sales Agreement to properly record the sale terms and conditions.
  6. If you give away / donate the equipment, use an Equipment Transfer Agreement to properly record the transfer terms and conditions

Lehigh's e-waste program:

Lehigh's e-waste collection program is now more convenient than ever. Small items such as laptops, mobile devices, chargers, headphones, cables/wires, etc. can be placed in e-waste collection bins available throughout campus (view dropoff locations as of 12.10.18). If you have larger items or a large number of items, contact Glenn Strause (ghs2@lehigh.edu or 610-758-3109) to arrange drop-off at their facility or pickup near your location on campus.

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu