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Confidential eMedia

UW Recycling does not handle confidential electronic media. Choose one of the options below.

Option 1: GreenDisk

GreenDisk provides off-site destruction of all forms of electronic media and their cases, including disks, zip disks, CDs, DVDs, and videotapes. GreenDisk destroys old data, recovers reusable components, and recycles the rest of the materials. You can ship your confidential eMedia to GreenDisk in your own box or request a box from them. Payment for this service is the responsibility of your department.

Option 2: LeMay Mobile Shredding

LeMay Mobile Shredding provides destruction of electronic media by incineration at a Washington State-contracted rate to all UW departments.

Option 3: Vendor of your choice

Departments can choose to contract directly with any vendor of their choice.

Note: Vendors may accept many items, including computers and cell phones, that University staff are not permitted to dispose of through an outside vendor; only confidential eMedia, such as CDs, DVDs and videotapes, should be sent for disposal. Review the Disposal guide for correct procedures.