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Recommendations for Computer, Printer, Copier and Fax Disposal

Please follow these guidelines for proper disposal of computer, printer, copier and fax equipment that is no longer functional and needs to be disposed of. All Penn State-owned equipment must be disposed of through the proper channels so any data on the devices can be securely erased and the materials can be recycled.

At University Park

  • No computer, printer, copier or fax equipment should be thrown in the trash.
  • If you are working with equipment from a vendor (such as IKON), ensure they securely erase any hard drives in the equipment, or ask if you can retain the hard drive.
    • The hard drive can then be submitted to Lion Surplus.
  • Arrange with your department’s Lion Surplus contact to submit a Disposition or Permanent Transfer of Tangible Assets (DISP) form.
  • Fill out the DISP form in IBIS, or..
    • If IBIS is unavailable you may fill out and submit the paper form
  • Go to https://guru.psu.edu/policies/PSU/Bs15.html and under Collection, Sale and Disposal click on the Link for the “Report of Disposition or Permanent Transfer of Tangible Assets Form”. 
  • Keep all hardware in a secure location until it is picked up by Lion Surplus.
    • Do not keep it in the hallway or a loading dock.

At County Offices

  • No computer, printer, copier or fax equipment should be thrown in the trash.
  • If you are working with equipment from a vendor (such as IKON), ensure they securely erase any hard drives in the equipment, or ask if you can retain the hard drive.
    • The hard drive can then be submitted to Lion Surplus.
  • Contact your nearest Penn State Commonwealth Campus to find out where to drop off equipment for Lion Surplus pickup. See list below for contact names.
  • Go to https://guru.psu.edu/policies/PSU/Bs15.html and under Collection, Sale and Disposal click on the Link for the “Report of Disposition or Permanent Transfer of Tangible Assets Form”. 
    • Fill out this form but do not mail it to University Park.  Follow the instructions from your local Commonwealth campus regarding Lion Surplus pickups.
  • Keep all hardware in a secure location until it is taken to a Lion Surplus drop-off location.
    • Do not keep it in the hallway or a loading dock.
  • Alternatively, you can bring the equipment along with completed DISP form to the Lion Surplus Office on Services Rd at University Park campus.
  • If none of the above is possible, contact the Ag IT Helpdesk for assistance in finding an alternative disposal method.

Lion Surplus PSU Commonwealth Campus Contacts: 2012

Abington, Joanne Wright, 213-881-7311
Altoona, Mitch Bonsell, 814-949-5118
Beaver, David Hunt, 724-773-3546
Behrend, Kevin Engle, 814-898-6186 / 814-823-2909
Berks, Mike Mahon, 484-356-0170
Biglerville, Terry Salada, 717-677-6116
Brandywine, Theresa Walls, 610-892-1362
Capital, Clarence Hardaway, 717-948-6235
Dickinson, Karlisma Souders, 717-240-5220
DuBois, Diane Lucas, 814-375-4798
Fayette, Jason Bush, 724-430-4174
Great Valley , Denise Balawejder, 610-648-3211
Hazelton, Mike Chura, 570-450-3039
Hershey, Phil Bentley, 717-531-8225
Lehigh Valley, John Toney, 484-239-0948
McKeesport, Patty Senay, 412-675-9036
Mont Alto, Ron Swope, 717-749-6091; or, Brad Kendall, 717-729-2907
New Kensington, Bonnie Godfrey , 724-334-6025
Shenango, Rick Hendricks, 724-983-2990
Schuylkill, Jerry Cresswell, 570-385-6136
Wilkes Barre, Paul Chocallo, 570-675-2171
Worthington-Scranton, Eugene Grogan, 570-963-2514
York, Shirley Humberd, 717-771-4100