SEED: Electronics Disposal

The Safe Electronic Equipment Disposal (SEED) program provides for the disposal of University equipment containing data storage including computers, mobile devices, portable drives, and hard drives.  The UNH recycling vendor is certified in data protection and wiping to meet the requirements of USNH policy so that the device owner need not wipe prior to equipment disposal.

SEED may also be used to dispose of any equipment containing circuit boards such as monitors, printers, peripherals, scientific equipment, and audio-visual equipment.   Please check the Accepted Equipment List for types of equipment that cannot be disposed of via SEED.

UNH Leavitt Lane Map

Equipment Collections

Requests to add your equipment to a SEED collection must be submitted the previous Friday before the planned collection date. Requests made after that time will be assigned to the next available collection date.

2021-2022 Collection Dates:

  • September 7, 2021, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • December 7, 2021, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • March 8, 2022, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • May 10, 2022, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Dates may change due to adverse weather conditions or other factors. Requesters will be notified by email as soon as possible regarding the rescheduling of a collection.

Collection Location

Electronic equipment collections are conducted at the truck dock at 6 Leavitt Lane, Durham, shown on the map. Please bring only your approved equipment requests to a collection.  Requesters are notified on approved equipment via email.

SEED Safety Requirements:

North Coast SEED Staff will be wearing masks, gloves, and honoring social distancing. UNH staff are required to wear masks and gloves and honor social distancing as much as possible, or your SEED items at drop off will be rejected.  

From North Coast:

North Coast follows CDC guidelines. Additionally, we will oblige any additional measures specific to your site or required by The University. 

4.0       Virus Outbreak

            4.1       Procedure in the event of a viral outbreak or other contagious ailment.

                        4.1.1 Including but not limited to: COVID-19 and pink eye.

            4.2       Those who have come in contact with or are contagious MUST notify management.

            4.3       Corrective action will be taken based on current CDC guidelines


            4.4       Management will monitor the situation and determine when to return to normal operations.