How should I dispose of unneeded electronic office equipment?

RET3 is the university’s new electronic equipment disposal vendor. Computers, monitors, electronic circuit boards, copiers and other electronic waste pose an environmental hazard if sent to the landfill via normal trash disposal.

Prior to disposing of electronic devices, it is important to determine if these devices have useful value to the university and, therefore, should be made available to other departments on campus.  These items must be posted on the surplus Web site at for redistribution for 30 days.  For information about donating personal computer equipment, click here.

Obsolete and damaged electronic equipment includes devices that plug into the wall or operate with batteries. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

CPUs – Computers
CRTs – Monitors
Fax Machines/Scanners
Speakers (Computer Related)
Hard Drives/Tape Drives
CD/Rom Drives
All Accessory Cables/Manuals
Stereos and Components
Back-Up Devices
Cellular Phones and Batteries
Televisions (accepted at the rate of $10.00 per television and charged back to the department via IDC)

If you need to dispose of these types of devices, please follow these instructions to ensure that proper disposal occurs.

Step 1. Complete the Inventory Control Disposition Form

Use the Inventory Control Property Disposition form , which is found on the Business Administrator Services Web site ( in the forms library. This form will document each piece of electronic equipment that is being disposed. The Kent State University TAG Number column is only applicable to equipment with a Kent State University inventory control sticker; however, all items submitted for disposal should be listed. The original Inventory Control Disposition Form should be maintained in your departmental records and a copy should be provided to University Facilities Management Receiving and Distribution upon pick up.

Step 2.  Enter a University Facilities Management Work Request

To schedule a pick up on the Kent Campus, enter a work request at Please provide detailed information on the work request to include a description of the devices, number of units, approximate size, location, etc. Someone will contact you and place your request on a pick-up schedule. Depending on the number of devices designated for disposal, several pick-up requests may be consolidated based on building location.

A copy of the completed Inventory Control Disposition form is required upon pick up or the devices will not be removed.

Equipment disposals from Regional Campuses also require a work request as well as the required documentation. Regional Campuses will need to make arrangements to have their items delivered to University Facilities Management (formerly Campus Environment and Operations).

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