Equipment Disposal Section

The policy below relates to the discarding of unwanted equipment. If instead you believe you may (realistically) be able to sell unwanted equipment, please talk to Chris Manning.


Before disposing of ANY electrical apparatus, it needs to be removed from the Biochemistry Asset Register. To do this, send an email (as you remove it from the building) to Chris Manning giving the following details:

· Asset Number (on a small coloured metallised sticker)

  • Manufacturer
  • Description

· Serial Number

  • Owner.

Hazardous Electrical Apparatus

· Hazardous electrical apparatus falls in to mostly 2 main categories:

1. Refrigerated apparatus (Fridges, freezers, some incubators, some centrifuges) as they contain dangerous refrigerants

2. Oil Pumps which contain vacuum oil

· All hazardous material has to be disposed of via the University Safety Office.

· If your item is large, you may request assistance with moving it from either Steve Curnock or David Muller.

Non-Hazardous Electrical Apparatus

· Please contact David Muller to arrange disposal. The Department has an arrangement with an electrical recycling company, who will remove and dispose of old or unwanted NON-HAZARDOUS electrical apparatus.

· REMOVE all stickers and identifying labels, and take the apparatus to the Rex Richards Loading bay.

· Contact Steve Curnock if you need assistance in moving large or unwieldy apparatus.

IT Equipment

1. IT equipment containing data

· All IT equipment containing data (ie excluding keyboards, mice, graphics cards, monitors, printers, etc) must be disposed of via IT Support by making an IT request at

· Select the 'Equipment Disposal' button and specify exactly the items for disposal and IT Support will reply with delivery arrangements. When the items have been delivered, IT Support will ensure that all University data is removed.

2. Monitors, scanners and multifunction printers with scanners

· All such IT equipment is classified as hazardous Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and must be disposed of via the University Safety Office (and not via IT Support). Further details can be found here .

3. All Other IT Equipment

· All other IT equipment (not containing data) should be disposed of according to the procedure outlined above.

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