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Brown/Dell Recycling Day 2024

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OIT is partnering with Dell to host a Brown/Dell Recycling Day on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. The event is open to all members of the Brown community. 

Do you have old computers or equipment (printers, monitors, cables, mice) that are non-functioning or obsolete? On Dell Recycling Day, you will have the opportunity to properly dispose of your old equipment. If your equipment is Brown-owned, talk to your departmental computing representative (DCC or ITSC) to coordinate; personal computing equipment owned by students, faculty, and staff is welcome too. We kindly request everyone to limit their disposal to a maximum of five items. 

Material collected will be sent to a licensed recycling facility. Any data stored on hard drives will be wiped, and drives will be shredded. Other equipment will be recycled in an environmentally sound manner.  Your devices will be handled in the same way that University devices are, but we cannot provide receipts for personal equipment. 


The public event is Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where you can drop off electronic devices to recycle:

We are holding the event at the rear of OIT’s offices at 200 Dyer Street, in the Jewelry District.

If you are driving, enter the parking lot to the left of the 200 Dyer Street building, and drive to the rear. OIT staff will help you unload your equipment, and we will prepare it for shipment. OIT staff will ensure that you will not be charged for parking.

If taking the shuttle, stop at 3, 4 or 6 on the Express Route, and carry your equipment to the rear of 200 Dyer, where OIT and Dell staff will assist you.

What we can accept:

• Laptops, desktops, monitors, hard drives, tape drives
• Mice, keyboards, misc. cords
• Routers, DVD players, gaming systems
• Phones, tablets
• Printers with removal of any ink and toner cartridges

What we Cannot accept:

• Biohazardous items (i.e.: medical waste, items that have or could have encountered
bodily fluids - electric toothbrush, blood pressure cuffs, etc.)
• Radioactive items (ie: X-Ray machines, smoke detectors)
• Items containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
• Glycolant coolant
• Microwaves, refrigerators
• Televisions
• Items containing refrigerant or other free flowing liquids, like gas or oil
• Items with the potential to explode
• Brita filters, ice makers, ovens
• Lawn equipment
• Any ink and toner cartridges

•Servers, Lithium ion battery

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