Recycling Personally Owned Computers and Electronics

Discover ways that you can recycle your personally-owned computers and other electronic equipment in the Buffalo area.

Clean Your Device Before Recycling

Before donating or recycling your computer, use DBAN software to erase information from all disk drives. You should also erase (wipe) any smartphones or tablets you are recycling.

Wipe Your Smartphone

You should erase (wipe) your smartphone before you recycle it.

If you are on UBmail Powered by Exchange, you can use Exchowa (OWA) to wipe it, following the directions below. 


This wipes your entire phone, not just your Exchange mail on the phone. Note: Your Exchange email will not be deleted from your Exchange mailbox on the Exchange server.

  1. Open Outlook Web Access (OWA) on your computer, not phone, at and log in with your UBITName and password and the Captcha displayed on the page.
  2. Select the gear icon > Options > See All Options.
  3. Select Phone.
  4. Select the Mobile Devices tab.
  5. Click on the smartphone you want to remove.
  6. Click Wipe Device.
  7. Status will change to “pending”. The next time the device connects to the service provider's network or a wireless network, it will receive the wipe command and erase all data.
  8. You will receive an automated email once the device is wiped.

Where to Recycle Your Electronics

These local places accept electronics for recycling. Check to see they accept your type of equipment before you drop it off.

Battery Recycling

Contact the UBIT Help Center

Have a UBITName? You may also use the UBIT Help Center Online (login required).

(xxx) xxx-xxxx
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