Important: Make sure that you wipe the data on your drives and mobile devices before recycling or donating them.
Departments, Labs, and Centers: Enroll in IS&T’s DLC Direct Support
DLC Direct is an on-demand ‘one-stop-shop’ that handles the full lifecycle of enrolled computers, from deployment to retrieval/wiping/retirement—as well as a full range IS&T-provided IT support services. The service is free of charge to all DLCs at the Institute. Learn more.
VPF Property Office
If you’re not participating in the DLC Direct program, start with the Property Office. Let them know what items you have, their MIT property tag numbers, and where they are located. For reuse, the equipment should be in good working condition.
MIT Equipment Exchange
The Equipment Exchange and Storage Warehouse contains surplus lab, computer, and office equipment/furniture. These items are free to DLCs that are transferring them back into use at MIT.
Donating to nonprofit organizations
Deactivated departmental computers may be eligible for donation to nonprofits. Before doing so, DLCs should send a list of the items to the Property Office.
Make sure departmental equipment is deactivated by the Property Office first.
- Recycling through the MIT Department of Facilities: Request a pick-up via the Campus tab in Atlas.
- The Recycling and Materials Management Office has placed TechnoCycle bins in most of the Distributed Mail Centers (DMCs) and residence halls.
- Reuse is an email list for exchanging free items within the MIT community.