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Equipment Surplus and Recycling

The following University-run services — Equipment Surplus and Facilities — can help departments find new homes for equipment that they no longer need. This includes computers and related equipment, office supplies, furniture and lab equipment. These services contribute to sustainability efforts by reducing waste, saving resources, and helping others. The University also saves money by avoiding disposal costs and the unnecessary purchase of new items. Please refer to the chart below to determine the best solution for your department.

NOTE: The Drexel Computer Recycling Program is currently on pause. This page will be updated when the program commences.


Equipment Type

Any (electronics, furniture, etc.)
  • Electronics that are not computers
  • Any equipment that failed to sell through Surplus
  • Non-electronics may be sent to landfill

What will you do with the equipment?

Sell it to buyers outside of Drexel
  • Recycle it
  • All non-traditional electronics recycle streams are disposed of properly by PAR

When can I use this service?

  • Campus Clean-Out (once per year – summer)
  • Campus Race to Zero Waste (once per year – Feb-March)
  • Anytime (chargeable work order)

Is data security my responsibility?

Yes, for electronics that may contain data* Yes — please follow the data security steps as outlined by IT.*

What is the cost?

  • No cost for electronics recycling; however, RecycleMania and Campus Clean-Out require that you bring to collection points in specified days/times
  • A chargeable work order for some non-electronic disposals

Contact Info

Other Information

  • Most of the sale proceeds go to your department, unless you'd like to donate those proceeds to sustainability efforts at Drexel.
  • If a sale does not occur, use Facilities as a back-up option.
Except for during RecycleMania Collection Events, using Facilities requires placing a work order via the WebTMA system.

* The only way to ensure data stored on a hard drive is properly deleted is to overwrite it with pseudorandom numbers using a program called DBAN (see Drexel IT DBAN FAQ for more information, and contact if you need assistance). Drexel will be accepting old computers and other electronic devices for recycling at its three  yearly Campus Race to Zero Waste collection events, but it is the department's responsibility to ensure the hard drive is properly deleted. Drexel will not accept any devices for recycling that have not been properly and securely wiped.