Teachers College
Columbia University

Computer Disposal Procedure

A. Reason for Procedure

 Equipment that is obsolete and no longer in use needs to be disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly manner. Secure disposal is critical to protect personally identifiable data and other sensitive information. For these reasons, disposal of computer equipment must be done in accordance with clearly-defined and documented procedures.

B. Responsible Office and/or Officer

The Department of Computing and Information Services (CIS) is responsible for the maintenance of these procedures, and for responding to questions regarding them.  The responsible official is V. Ena Haines, Director of Information Technology.

C. Procedures