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VU-Plant Operations - Other Services


Plant Operations is operationally responsible for the Vanderbilt University Recycling Program. We provide recycling services to all university central academic and administrative buildings and manage recycling initiatives for large events such as student move-out, student move-in, Commencement, and athletics events. To learn more about Vanderbilt’s recycling program visit SustainVU Recycling Program.

Non VUMC Biological Waste Disposal

Plant Operations is responsible for providing biological waste disposal services to research groups and laboratories affiliated with the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering. The program provides once a week pick-up services by in-house staff and facilitates disposal services through a service contract with Stericycle. See attached disposal procedures. For additional questions regarding disposal services contact Operations at 322-8110.

Elevator Maintenance

Main campus elevator maintenance and repairs and emergency response services are provided by Nashville Machine under a service contract. Services are provided on 24 hours basis.

To report an elevator incident or malfunction contact SIS at 615-322-9675 during normal work hours. When reporting an incident you must provide the building name and elevator number normally found around the elevator opening. Indicate if there are any entrapments.