Centre College ITS can assist with the disposal of all eWaste created on campus. As an extension of that, ITS is willing to accept your personal electronic waste for proper disposal with the exception of loose batteries, CRTs (traditional 'tube' monitors and televisions.) which are not accepted by our e-recycling partner.
How do I dispose of something?
Please contact the ITS offices at x5575 and schedule a time to drop off e-waste at ITS Help desk office.
The following items are accepted for recycling:
- Desktop and Laptop Computers
- LCD monitors
- non CRT televisions
- Printers, Faxes, Scanners
- CDs and magnetic tape units
- Other consumer electronics (Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, Etc)
ITS cannot assist with recycling appliances. This includes:
- toaster ovens
- general household appliance
- disposal of batteries unless they are in a device that is being recycled
- CRT/TV and/or monitors
How do I know my data is safe
ITS can securely erase hard drives following the specifications of the Department of Defense (DOD 5220.22-M). The Department of Defense standard is a 7 pass wipe, however most data will be irretrievable by all but the best data recovery services after 3 wipes. This type of wipe sets all bits on your hard drive to 0 (all data on a hard drive is made up of a series of 1s and 0s), then repeats the process 6 more times. This procedure is called a low level format. If a drive fails a wipe for any reason it is immediately sent to a device that shreds the hard drive. For more information on how to remove the data yourself go here.