ASTM E2306 - 18

    Standard Guide for Disposal of Personal Property Assets

    Active Standard ASTM E2306 | Developed by Subcommittee: E53.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.12


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Continuing emphasis by interested stakeholders demands that an entity dispose of surplus personal property assets in the most economical and efficient manner possible.

    5.2 The selection of the disposal method may depend on regulatory, environmental, or safety concerns.

    5.3 A personal property assets disposal program should be conducted in a manner consistent with the entity’s requirements, goals, and objectives.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide describes various personal property asset disposal methods including donation, sales, recycling, destruction, and abandonment.

    1.2 This guide recognizes that while some entities distinguish between ‘excess’ and ‘surplus’ personal property assets, this guide will remain consistent with Terminology E2135 using those words as they are defined therein.

    1.3 Prior to disposing of any personal property assets, consideration should be given to reutilization/reuse within the owning entity.

    1.4 Disposal is the final step in the final phase of the life cycle management of personal property assets.

    1.5 As entities may incur unnecessary or additional costs associated with recordkeeping, taxes, storage, maintenance, etc,. of personal property assets until final disposal actions are complete, selecting the most efficient and economical method of disposal is critical to a successful disposal program.

    1.6 This guide does not include specific requirements for the classification or the disposal of scrap items or materials.

    1.7 This guide does not specifically address disposal requirements of governmental laws and regulations. However, this guide enables an entity to align or integrate applicable governmental laws and regulations with its own requirements.

    1.7.1 When disposing of assets owned by another entity, entities must adhere to contractual requirements of the owning entity as well as applicable statutory and regulatory guidelines, policies, and requirements specific to the owning entity.

    1.8 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.9 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E2135 Terminology for Property and Asset Management

    E2279 Practice for Establishing the Guiding Principles of Property Asset Management

    E2858 Practice for Sales of Personal Property

    Other Documents

    e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment Available from e-Stewards, Basel Action Network, 206 First Avenue South, Suite 410, Seattle, WA 98104, http://e-stewards.org.

    International Organization for Standardization (IS Environmental Management Standards Available from International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO Central Secretariat, BIBC II, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, CP 401, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland, http://www.iso.org.

    Responsible Recycling (R2) Standard Responsible Recycling Available from Sustainable Electronics Recycling International, P.O. Box 19611, Boulder, CO 80308, http://www.sustainableelectronics.org.

    Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directi

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) D


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.100.99 (Other standards related to company organization and management); 13.030.99 (Other standards related to wastes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/E2306-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2306-18, Standard Guide for Disposal of Personal Property Assets, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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