Electronics & cell phone recycling

Recycling

Cell phones

If you have a UVic cell phone that needs to be recycled or updated please contact Network Services.

Personal cell phones can be recycled in the battery and cell phone recycling bins located here.. Please ensure all confidential information is removed prior to disposal.

All cell phones are brought to the Waste Reduction Unit and are recycled through the Call2Recycle product stewardship program.

Electronics

To comply with privacy and security regulations, any electronic items that store data need to have their hard drives removed and destroyed, or “scrubbed” if they will be reallocated within the University.

Departments supported by University Systems Desktop Computer Support (DCST)

Notify your Desktop Computer Support person. DCST staff will remove confidential data and assess the value of the equipment for re-purposing options, and tag each piece of equipment with an Asset or Recycle sticker.

Departments not supported by University Systems Desktop Support Services

Submit an online Surplus Declaration Form to Purchasing. Purchasing staff will assess the value of the equipment for re-purposing options, and tag each piece of equipment with an Asset or Recycle sticker.

If the item has been tagged with a Recycle sticker, please send a FMIS service request to FMGT by signing in to UVic to arrange removal. Otherwise, DCST or Purchasing staff will arrange for removal.

All electronic items sent to the Waste Reduction Unit for recycling are recycled through Encorp’s Return-It Electronics Recycling Program.

Media

All electronic storage media (e.g. CDs, floppy disks, VHS tapes etc) should be sent to University Systems for confidential shredding.  Please notify Desktop Computer Support for further information. If you are 100% certain that there is absolutely no confidential information on the storage media, you can send those items to the Waste Reduction Unit directly for recycling through Encorp’s Return-It Electronics Recycling Program.


Lighting

Facilities Management electricians recycle all light fixtures and lamps that they install and replace during a given day. UVic does not accept personal light fixtures or bulbs for recycling.  Please go to http://www.lightrecycle.ca/ to find your nearest light recycling depot.

Toner

There are two main printer types on campus. Many are older Kyocera models, which are being updated to new Ricoh models

Both printer companies have recycling programs and provide prepaid postage for tonner cartridge return. The return steps are as follows: