Hard Drive Disposal

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Hard Drive Disposal

Harvard University Information Security policy conforms to the Massachusetts law that mandates confidential information must be protected. Before donating or recycling computer equipment make sure all applications and data are securely removed from the computer.

Computer Recycling

If computer equipment designated for recycling contains data (e.g. a hard drive), contact your local Client Services Representative so they can remove the hard drive for secure disposal. Once the hard drives are removed a label will be affixed showing it is approved for recycling by Campus Operations. Campus Operations will not accept computer equipment without an HMS IT confirmation sticker. Computer equipment that does not contain data (e.g. monitors) will not require an HMS IT confirmation sticker.

To schedule a pickup of your computer equipment, Campus Operations contact information is as follows:

  • NRB and HIM buildings: Contact Vinny Mazzone at 617-432-2923
  • All other HMS buildings: Contact Paul Barkon at 617-432-1567
  • For more information on recycling office/lab equipment and supplies removal please email the IT Service Desk.