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Disposal of IT Equipment Policy Overview


This policy promotes good practice to ensure users are aware of the processes required to dispose of all unwanted University IT equipment in a safe and secure manner. It is important that no personal or sensitive data remains on the equipment, including University software. IS&T staff will ensure the deletion of any data using the appropriate disposal techniques. Any contractors used in the sale or disposal of IT equipment are obliged to adhere to the relevant standards, and to provide proof of data destruction.

Key Points

  • All University IT equipment must be disposed of only by IS&T. Contact the DTS Service Desk via,
  • All personal and sensitive data must be securely destroyed using the appropriate method,
  • All University IT equipment must have all data wiped before reallocation.

The Policy Document

The Disposal of IT Equipment Policy can be found here.


Further relevant information can be found at;

Sheffield Hallam University website

Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB

Telephone 0114 225 5555 | Fax 0114 225 4449

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