Electronic waste

Personal Devices


Turn to e books and use your buyback funds to get a new laptop or a new tablet. Visit our UM Bookstore Done with your PERSONAL old device? Trade it in!
Yep, the U Tech Source will take that old technology off your hands. Simply bring in your device or visit shopUofMiami.com to receive a trade-in quote for your device. The device doesn’t even need to work! You’ll receive your trade-in value on a UM Bookstore gift card, so you can use it toward the purchase of a new device or anything in the bookstore. Best of all, your trade-in will be recycled to help the environment!

You want a quote now? visit miami.tradeitin.net

For all other devices and electric appliances, students can store them and donate them to Good Will during our annual Green Move Out in May. Learn more


UM Media

As of March 2016, University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) has begun offering media disposal services to all University faculty and staff. Media disposal is a process by which data is irreversibly removed from media devices (such as computers, hard drives, thumb drives, mobile phones, etc.) and/or the media device is permanently destroyed.

Proper disposal of media minimizes the risk of security breaches, and it also reduces the loss of intellectual information, patient health information, research data, and/or other personal confidential information stored on a device. UMIT will use shredding as the technique for destroying media containing University data; this technique is recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

An estimated 50 million tons of e-waste are produced worldwide each year. According to the EPA, 80 to 85 percent of this amount goes directly into landfills and incinerators. University of Miami ‘s E waste program help make a difference..
After being stripped of their memory and hard drive, your electronic devices are sent to our Surplus warehouse where they are either sold for refurbishment or recycled through our Surplus network of local recyclers. They help us divert 10,000 Lbs of old computers, and electronic waste from landfills every month.

How to Dispose of Media:

In order to properly destroy data from media devices such as workstations and/or desktop computers, please complete the Equipment Transfers/Surplus form and email the completed form to: surplusproperty@med.miami.edu. Once the request is processed, a UMIT representative will schedule a visit at your location within 5 to 7 business days to pick up the media device(s) that will be destroyed.

In addition, each of the following campus drop-off locations will accept easily portable media devices such as hard drives, USB thumb drives, laptops, tablets, magnetic tapes, floppy disks, and/or mobile phones for media disposal*:
• Coral Gables campus: Gables One Tower, Basement Media Disposal office, open Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.
• Medical campus: Clinical Research Building, Room 107, open Monday-Friday, 2-5 p.m.
• RSMAS campus: Marine Science Center Building, Room 227, open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

*Please note: Workstations and/or desktop computers will not be accepted at the drop-off locations. Only easily portable computers such as laptops and tablets will be accepted at the drop-off locations.

For best practices on how to dispose of enterprise equipment such as servers, please email the UMIT Service Desk at: itsupportcenter@miami.edu

For more information about media disposal, including FAQs, please visit the media disposal service webpage. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the UMIT Service Desk at: (305) 284-6565 or itsupportcenter@miami.edu.