IT equipment disposal

Redundant IT equipment can be donated to the charity Computer Aid International.

Equipment should be assessed to determine its suitability for donation. Departments with no dedicated IT support can request this service via the IT Service Desk

It may be possible for some kit to be stored in the Computer Centre but as space is very limited this cannot be guaranteed and departments may be asked to store their kit until a collection by Computer Aid International is due at which point departments will be asked to arrange delivery to the Computer Centre.

Arrangements must be made by the donating department for delivery to the Computer Centre. 

  • Working Pentium 4 computers and laptops or similar processor rated at 1.4 GHz upwards. If you are not sure check for the Intel Pentium 4 logo or any Celeron logo. Unless modified most systems running Windows XP will be acceptable.
  • Any size TFT monitor
  • 15" and 17" CRT monitors manufactured after the year 2002
  • Laptop power adaptors, power cables, keyboards and mice.

    Unfortunately Apple Macintosh equipment as well as printers, faxes, scanners and servers cannot be donated

Computer Aid International is a UK registered charity that aims to reduce poverty through practical ICT solutions.

Computer Aid provides only the highest quality, professionally refurbished computers for reuse in education, health, agriculture and not-for-profit organisations in developing countries.

At Computer Aid’s London workshop they data-wipe, test and professionally refurbish donated computers, monitors and laptops from UK organisations and individuals.

Computer Aid has provided over 180,000 PCs to where they are most needed in more than 100 countries across Africa and Latin America, making us the world's largest and most experienced ICT for Development provider. 

Equipment not suitable for donation must be recycled or disposed of in an environmentally friendly way that complies with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive. The College’s procedure for the disposal of electrical waste can be found here .


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