Electronic waste (e-waste) includes computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, phones, and cameras. These devices often contain hazardous materials including mercury, lead, and other heavy metals. To protect the environment, regulatory agencies require
that e-waste be recycled. The New School's e-Stewards-certified recycler, 4th Bin, ensures that waste is disposed of properly or donated when possible.
Personal E-Waste Disposal
E-waste drives typically occur at the end of the year during residence move-outs. During that time, bins are located in dormitories for students and in the University Center for staff. Keep an eye out for signs, or contact your building supervisor for
University E-Waste Disposal
- For data-containing waste such as internal and external hard drives, mobile computing devices (tablets, phones, etc.) and mobile storage devices (USB flash drives, SD cards, etc.) that have been used to process or store New School information must
be erased before they are recycled. To do this, submit a request to [email protected]. Be sure to include the IT asset description and tag number(s) in the request for tracking purposes. This will
initiate a visit from IT services to remove the parts of the e-waste that must be securely erased.
- For the removal of any remaining non-data-sensitive or cleared e-waste, submit a facilities work order. If applicable, include the corresponding IT Central Support Request number
in your Facilities work order (from step 1, to prove that sensitive materials have been cleared). Print and affix the Facilities work order and IT Central support request (if applicable) to the e-waste. Facilities will not complete removal without