Welcome to The Wharton School Finance Department IT Resource website. Our goal is to provide you with an easy to use website which helps you get the answers you need to the questions you have.
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Over the course of the next few months, many of you will be purchasing new computers and monitors. But what can you do with all that old equipment which is taking up space in your garages and attics? The answer is simple: bring them to us!
The Finance IT Department is always looking for used machines to be used as backup systems or for testing. And if we find that the machine is too old to be useful we will take care of the equipment for you.
If your equipment is obviously too old to be of use (PCs at 1 GHz or less, or CRT monitors less than 17") you can dispose of if yourself the same way you get rid of any trash. Several people have asked us if there are environmental regulations concerning the disposal of computer equipment. While the EPA classifies computers and monitors as “universal waste” (a form of hazardous waste), it is still permitted to dispose of small amounts of computer equipment (fewer than 8 computers and monitors) through normal waste disposal channels. You may also dispose of this equipment through the Center for Community Partnerships. If you’d like to find out more about the Center for Community Partnerships, you can find information at http://www.upenn.edu/ccp/digitaldivide/.
UNIVERSITY TAGS: If the equipment originally cost greater than $5000, it will most likely have a University tag. Please bring this equipment to us for disposal, as there is a more rigerous methodology.
For more information on the disposal of old computer equipment, go here: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/airwaste/wm/HHW/Electronics/What_to-do.htm
And remember: when in doubt, drop the gear off with us!