Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services

Secure Electronic Destruction and Disposal (E-waste)

Queen’s has participated in an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling program since 2005.  Staff and faculty can submit an on-line request to the Sustainability Office to pick up their unwanted electronic items.  Items are collected on a weekly basis and sent for safe disposal and recycling.  

Ewaste includes any end-of-life or discarded appliances using electricity such as desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals (keyboards, mice, hard drives), monitors, televisions, desktop printing devices including desktop copiers and multi-function devices, computer peripherals including modems, floor standing printing devices, scanners, typewriters, telephones and answering machines, cellular phones and pagers, small appliances (coffee makers, toaster ovens, kettles), PDAs, audio and video players and recorders (eg. MP3, cassette, digital), cameras (web, digital, analog), equalizers/(pre)amplifiers, radios, receivers, speakers, turntables, video players/projectors, digital frames, video recorders, personal hand held computers.


Secure handling practices for disposal of E-waste

Unused electronics should be submitted to the E-Waste program when no longer required.


  • Sustainability Office is responsible for: e-waste practices
  • PPS and moving services are responsible for: the collection, transportation, and storage of e-waste prior to destruction
  • The electronics recycling company is responsible for: the secure destruction of Queen’s e-waste
  • Departments and Faculties are responsible for: secure storage of e-waste awaiting collection by moving services, arranging the collection of e-waste, and; reporting loss or stolen e-waste
  • Campus Security is responsible for: investigating reports of loss or stolen e-waste
  • IT Services is responsible for: Providing users with guidance on secure handling of e-waste

Help & Support

Please contact the IT Support Centre by calling 613.533.6666 during regular business hours or by filling out the Online Help Form.