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Sustainability

 

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) should be:

  • Stored securely and separately from other waste;
  • Passed to the University’s approved contractor only.

Arranging a collection of e-waste

The Sustainability Team manages a collection service for all electrical/electronic waste at the University, including data-bearing items such as computers and hard drives. This is free to University departments and institutions as the University meets collection and disposal costs. The service is not available to Colleges.

  1. Complete the WEEE collection request form. At this link you'll also find more detail on the process and what you need to do with your e-waste.
  2. Email the completed form back to sustainability@admin.cam.ac.uk.
  3. We will forward the completed form to our contractors, and contact you with collection details.

Reuse and take-back

Before completing your WEEE collection request form, have you considered sharing any working items on WARPit, our free online tool for swapping items between departments? Or if it's usable but can't be redistributed internally, have you considered using UniGreenScheme?

Where old equipment is being replaced by new items, it would be advisable to check that the supplier does not offer a take-back scheme for old equipment, before arranging disposal by this route.