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Battery Disposal

UNT Risk Management will pick up and recycle all batteries.

  • nickel-cadmium (NiCad)
  • lead acid
  • lithium-ion (Li-Ion)
  • lithium polymer (Li-Poly)
  • nickel-metal hydride (NiMH)
  • alkaline

For questions about hazardous waste material, send an email to UNT Risk Management Services,

Drive Degaussing (HDDs)

MMS currently has a degausser that is available to use. Self-service access to the degausser is available on request via ServiceNow ticket or by contacting the UIT HelpDesk Manager at 940-369-8487.
The degausser meets compliance standards including:

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry) Data Security Standard
  • NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines for Media Sanitation
  • NIST SP 800-36, NIST SP 800-88
  • HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
  • PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)
  • GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) and California Senate Bill 1386. 

Drive Wiping (SSDs)

You can use a tool called Parted Magic to securely wipe NVMe and SATA SSDs. Parted Magic is a live Linux distribution that runs off of a flash drive. A license can be acquired for $11 or $39/year with free updates. For more info visit