Electronic Waste Disposal
What is electronic waste (e-waste)?
Equipment or devices operated through an electronic power cord or battery that is near or at the end of its useful life. Examples of e-waste include:
- Computer monitors
- CPUs (Central Processing Units)
- VCR's/DVD players
- Cell phones
- Fax machines
- Desktop Printers
- Medical Equipment (please see UCLA Health policy HS8506)
- Computer mice
- Loose circuit boards
In order to dispose of e-waste in a safe and environmentally friendly manner, an E-Waste Disposal request must be submitted through the Support Services Center website. This applies to any electronic equipment except desktop computers serviced by Information Services & Solutions (ISS). For desktop computers, monitors, or printers serviced by ISS, please submit a ticket through ISS.
Please note: when placing an E-Waste Disposal request for medical equipment, notify Clinical Engineering of the equipment that is being disposed of. Clinical Engineering will generate an authorization to remove the equipment from an active file in their database.
For personal electronics, please refer to the UCLA S.A.F.E. Center for proper disposal options.
Step-by-Step Instructions: E-Waste Disposal Request through Support Services Center Website*
- Visit the Mednet home page (Direct link found above as "E-Waste Disposal")
- Click on Additional Resources
- Under Other Health System Resources, choose Support Services Center
- Log in using employee id and password or create new account
- Choose Service Request on the top banner
- Select/identify your location
- On the Service Type drop down menu, select Westwood Environmental Services E Waste Disposal
- In the Service Description box, please identify the equipment that needs to be disposed (please be detailed in order to determine if special handling and disposition is required)
- Once you click submit, print out the request and attach it to the equipment/item
*Click here for printable instructions.
Still have questions? Please contact your department/area representative: