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Durham University

Computing and Information Services

Recycling & Buy-back


CIS recycle all IT equipment through Stone Computers, who provide robust, accredited secure handling and data sanitisation services. IT disposal through Stone is conducted in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Compliance and effectiveness of the Stone IT asset disposal service has been continuously maintained to meet the ADISA standard, achieving the certification level ‘Distinction’.

To recycle IT equipment, staff members should first contact the IT Service Desk and the request will be handled according to an agreed process between CIS and Stone.

All data-bearing IT that is processed by Stone is either securely erased or destroyed.


Staff and students can purchase refurbished equipment, including laptops, desktops, and iPads previoulsy used within the University through Stone's Encore portal at a heavily discounted price. For further information, please contact Stone or see the links below: