Equipment Disposal

The university partners with several suppliers and nonprofits for equipment disposal. Please refer to the table to learn details on how to properly dispose of your equipment.

Computers & Other Equipment with regulated materials / Washington University – Environmental Health & Safety Some items and equipment used in offices and laboratories are regulated as special or hazardous waste and may not be disposed of in the “normal” trash. These items contain hazardous components which are restricted from disposal in non-hazardous landfills. Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) will recycle or dispose of these items according to state and federal requirements. Environmental Health & Safety
314-362-1995 Fax
EHS Equipment Disposal Policy
Any Items
(except electronics)
The Strait Group will pick up any item, whether it has value or not. Items that have a resale value will be sold and the proceeds shared with the department.

Items of little value but still usable will be donated to local institutions or charities. Items of no value will be recycled through appropriate channels. No surplus item will go to a landfill.

 The Strait Group
314-662-8080  Bob Strait
Fax: 636-787-0999
Lab Equipment/ Supply Recycling Program

Washington University School of Medicine  Young Scientists Program

Provides support and resources to the St. Louis Public Schools by donating lab materials and old, used equipment and supplies to allow teachers to do hands-on science teaching in their classroom.

Items containing Hazardous Chemicals should NOT be donated unless equipment remains on campus.

Rochelle Smith
Young Scientist Program Director
314-362-7963  Ebony Page
Young Scientist Program Coordinator
Unwanted Computers / Dell Financial Services Dell will pack and ship old computers and evaluate for disposal or value for payment back to department. Aurora Knight
1-800-274-3355 ext. 7282237
Fax: 512-283-2517
Furniture Sales / St. Charles Office Furniture St. Charles Office Furniture will schedule truck to pick up after sale. Send photos of items to Pat Barteau with “Attn: Pat” in the subject line. Pat Barteau
St. Charles Office Furniture
710 Fountain Lake Blvd.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Medical Supply Donations / Wildlife Rescue Center A non-profit rehabilitation center for Missouri native wildlife. Lauren Caruso
Wildlife Rescue Center
1128 New Ballwin Rd.
Ballwin, MO 63021
School Supplies Donations / Kidsm​art Tools for Learning​ Organization seeks supplies to help enhance children’s education. Serving the neediest students in the Greater Metropolitan St. Louis area by providing basic tools for learning by transferring, at no cost, the community’s surplus supplies and merchandise to teachers for the children’s educational needs. Linda Kilwan
Kidsmart Tools for Learning
12175 Bridgeton Square Dr.
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Donations / Grace & Peace Fellowship Grace & Peace Fellowship is interested in donations in good condition – chairs, tables,beds, couches. With three or four days notice, they can acquire a pick-up truck. They can call their insurance company and get a temporary extension on liability insurance. Ms. Melody Perkins
Medical Supply Donations, donations of surgical supplies, sutures, sterile towels, gloves, etc./ Jet Vet Veterinary Clinic A veterinary clinic caring for rescue animals. Danielle
Jet Vet Veterinary Clinic
Dixon, MO