In order to protect sensitive data, it's important to work with the HITS Service Desk to properly dispose of computers and devices.
HITS will help you properly and securely dispose of computers and devices, including:
- Desktop PCs
- Printers (including all-in-one printer/copier/fax machines with hard drives)
- University-owned smartphones
In order to ensure patient safety, all computer devices are wiped clean of data by our desktop staff using special tools. You should always work with the HITS Service Desk when you need to dispose of computer equipment.
Disposing of Removable Media
If you have removable media, such as DVDs, CDs, flash drives, or the like, used for work purposes that you want to dispose of, please submit a ServiceNow ticket or contact the HITS Service Desk in any of these three ways:
Be sure to properly sanitize these items before disposal.
Do not dispose of these smaller items in the blue or gray locked "confidential disposal" bins located around Michigan Medicine. Please follow these guidelines to see what can be discarded in these bins: Guidelines