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Vanderbilt University’s electronics recycling event is huge success

Posted in NEWS on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

[Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU]

Last week, Vanderbilt University helped sponsor an electronics recycling drive. The first three days, higher education institutions, K-12 schools, school districts, government agencies and nonprofit organizations brought equipment to LP Field to be recycled. The fourth day was open to the public.

An amazing amount of electronics were recycled: 250 tons, or about 25 tractor trailers full. On the community day, more than 1,000 people dropped items off.

All the equipment was shipped directly to a local electronics recycling facility that disassembles or shreds electronics, segregates the parts and recycles the materials.

If you missed the recycling event, you have some options for recycling your personal electronics:

  • Davidson County residents can take computers and monitors (limit one computer system per household/month) as well as paint, compact fluorescent light bulbs, used motor oil and more to Metro’s household hazardous waste facility at East Center, 943A Doctor Richard G. Adams Drive (Off Trinity Lane). Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. Noon-4 p.m. 862-8631.
  • If you live outside Davidson County, you can type your zip code into Earth 911 to find recycling facilities near you, or call your local government to see what is available.

Contact: Missy Pankake, (615) 322-2706

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