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Donation and recycling options expanded on campus April 25–May 14

Apr. 21, 2016, 2:21 PM

(Vanderbilt University)

Just in time for student move out and spring cleaning your office or home, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded from April 25 to May 14. Earth Friendly Move Out donation and recycling locations will be available until May 7 on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons and until May 14 on main campus.

Donate

The Office of Housing and Residential Education (OHARE) will have multiple donation locations set up across campus that benefit a variety of nonprofit organizations. At these locations, you can donate any usable items, including appliances, clothing and other goods. Faculty and staff are encouraged to use the Highland Quad donation location, which includes a donation trailer that is easy to access without having to enter a residence hall. Additionally, you can post unwanted items on Vandy FreeSwap.

Recycle

In addition to donating any unwanted items, there are many convenient recycling locations around campus for common items.

  • Electronics: Personally owned unusable or broken electronics, computers and appliances may be dropped off in the specially designated areas outside of residence halls during move out. Be sure to erase or destroy any personal data. Any VU-owned computers, electronics or appliances must be disposed of in compliance with the surplus property policy and the VU property transmittal form, which is available here. These cannot be placed in the temporary drop-off sites.
  • Batteries: Battery recycling is available year-round at many residence halls and student center main desks. See a map of these recycling locations here.
  • Ink/toner cartridges: Ink and toner cartridge recycling is available year-round at the main desks of The Commons Center, Sarratt Student Center, Peabody Library and Kissam Center. See a map of these recycling locations here.
  • CFL bulbs: Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulb recycling is available year-round at the Peabody Maintenance Building and the Bryan Building. See a map of these recycling locations here.
  • Pen and mechanical pencils: Pen and mechanical pencil recycling is available year-round at the main desks of The Commons Center, Sarratt Student Center and Kissam Center. See a map of these recycling locations here.

Other recyclable items, such as plastic, paper (including books and magazines), aluminum, glass and flattened cardboard can be recycled in the recycling containers near you. Maps for plastic, paper, aluminum and cardboard recycling locations can be found here, and glass recycling locations can be found here.

If you are staff or faculty performing a large clean out and would like wheeled paper recycling toters to use temporarily, please contact recycle@vanderbilt.edu or call 615-343-2784.

Details on residence hall closings can be found on the Office of Residential Education website.

If you have questions about where to recycle items, please visit the SustainVU website, contact recycle@vanderbilt.edu, or call 615-343-2784.

Contact: Matt Buckley, 615-343-2784
recycle@vanderbilt.edu

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