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This service is for Faculty and Staff only.

Disposal of IT Equipment

RET3 is the university's 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.

 Obsolete and damaged electronic equipment includes devices that plug into the wall or operate with batteries. Please visit for a list of equipment that should be disposed of using this service.

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

Costs associated with this service

Please see the Electronic Equipment Disposal Procedure document on the Procurement website.

How to request this service

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 website at for redistribution for 30 days.

Step One: Complete the Inventory Control Disposition Form 

Use the Inventory Control Property Disposition form, which is found on the Business Administrator Services' forms library (look under Inventory Control Property Forms). This form will document each piece of electronic equipment that is being disposed. The KSU TAG Number column is only applicable to equipment with a Kent State 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 CE&O Receiving and Distribution upon pick up.

Step Two: Enter a CE&O 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. Jeff Brewster, Receiving and Distribution Supervisor, will contact the customer and place the 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 along with submitting the required documentation, but they will need to make arrangements with Jeff Brewster to have their items delivered to Campus Environment and Operations.

Service delivery process

Expected response time for acknowledgement:
Determined by the Procurement Office.

Expected response time for fulfillment:
Determined by the Procurement Office.

Service delivery hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Excluding university breaks

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