Clean Your Computer To Recycle It

Find out what UB services you can use to clean off your UB-owned or personally owned computer before recycling it.

Operating System: All

Applies To: UB students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and volunteers

Last Updated: November 5, 2021

Cleaning Off Your UB-Owned Computer

  1. Any UB-owned electronic equipment which plugs into a wall, has a cord, battery or circuit board can be recycled. Ensure any sensitive data (Regulated Private or FERPA controlled student data) on the machines is completely removed from disk drives before the equipment leaves your control.  
  2. Physically destroy disk drives. You receive a certificate of destruction for any drives that you request be physically destroyed (inside the monthly report tab generated by Maven Technologies with C7 certificate of destruction).
  3. UB-owned electronics equipment is collected and consolidated by UB at the Beane Center. Maven Technologies picks up all equipment at the Beane Center.

Cleaning Off Your Personally Owned Computer

Make sure you securely clean any data off the hard disk with DBAN software before donating or recycling equipment.

Wipe Your Smartphone Before Recycling

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

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