Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Disposal of IT equipment

What Is This Service?

Division of Information Technology staff provide a disposal point for University owned computing systems and IT equipment that has become surplus to requirements. Equipment can be disposed of when making a new purchase from the CSU Computer Shop or at other times if surplus to your needs.

The Division of Information Technology has an agreement with a local provider to dispose of obsolete equipment in an environmentally friendly way that also assists the community. The provider guarantees confidential information is removed from the computer prior to disposal, software licensed to CSU is removed to avoid breaches of copyright and agreements, all personal information on the computer is destroyed.

What Is Included?

  • Pickup and disposal of computing equipment can be organised when purchasing replacement equipment from the CSU Computer Shop (Computers picked up as part of a new computer system purchase will not have their data deleted until 10 working days after pickup)
  • Assistance completing the asset disposal form provided by the CSU Computer Shop
  • Collection of computers requiring disposal
  • Pickup and disposal of printers
  • Provision of alternative methods of disposal of multifunction photocopiers/printers

What should I expect?

Target availability of service 
Support hours

Pickup hours

Special access conditions

Available to all staff with CSU owned IT equipment

Significant incident response 
Significant Incident resolution 

How Do I Initiate This Service?

Complete the Division of Financial Services asset disposal form [.pdf] unless computer system disposal is part of a new purchase from the CSU Computer Shop. If so tick the Existing machine no longer required box on the first page of the Order Form and complete the Machine Disposal Details on the second page of the Order Form. Disposal details will need to be recorded on your Asset Register.

  • To request disposal of surplus computer systems contact the IT Service Desk
  • To request pickup and disposal of printers contact the IT Service Desk
  • To dispose of large multifunction devices when purchasing a replacement device request removal of old device at the time of ordering by the vendor

How Much Does It Cost?

Provision of the disposal service is built into the cost of a new computer system and is provided at no additional cost to staff

Where Can I Find On Line Self Help or More Information?

Assets are the property of the University and it is therefore essential that the act of disposing of an asset is in accordance with University policy and procedures and audit requirements. The proper recording of an asset disposal provides for an accurate account of profit or loss in the University's financial statements.

Staff are not permitted to

  • take a computer when leaving employment at CSU
  • give old computers to others in the community or
  • dump the old computer including any of its constituent parts in general waste disposal bins

How Do I Request Support For This Service?

If you have further questions after checking the online resources contact the CSU Computer Shop