Disposal of IT, AV and Digital Equipment supplied by the University (staff only)

The University has legal obligations to ensure that all computers, IT equipment, mobile phones, tablets and data storage media (e.g. USB drives, DVDs, CDs, etc.) including the data and software held upon such equipment, are disposed of appropriately and legally. IT Services employs the services of a professional IT disposal company which is contracted by the North West Universities Purchasing Consortium – NWUPC.

Before making a request for IT Services to dispose of an asset, Departments or Schools should ascertain whether the University owns the asset or whether there is any restriction on its disposal. Assets purchased from research accounts are the property of Bangor University unless otherwise specified by the sponsor’s terms for the grant and contract funding.

Re-use, Recycling and Disposal Options

All equipment should be sent to IT Services who will consider the re-use and disposal options available:

  • Equipment will be re-used where feasible. Data and software will be removed securely, and the equipment re-provisioned for use
  • Dismantling and re-use of parts if there is any potential for recovering valuable components from the item
  • Equipment will be scrapped using the external disposal contract and company co-ordinated by IT Services

Types of Equipment for disposal

All computers, IT equipment, mobile phones, tablets and data storage media (e.g. USB drives, DVDs, CDs, etc.) including the data and software held upon such equipment.