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Earth Friendly Move Out Donation and Recycling

Posted by on Monday, May 6, 2019 in email, featured, Waste & Recycling.

Just in time for student Move-Out and spring cleaning of offices, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded until May 12. Earth Friendly Move-Out donation and recycling locations will be available until May 12 on the main campus.


The Office of Housing and Residential Education (OHARE) will have multiple donation locations set up across campus that benefit a variety of nonprofit charities. 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.


In addition to donation sites, Vanderbilt Facilities has expanded its locations for collecting items we recycle throughout the year:

  • Electronics: Personally owned, unusable or broken electronics, computers and appliances may be dropped off in the specially designated areas outside residence halls during Move-Out. Be sure to erase or destroy any personal data. Any VU-owned computers, electronics or appliances must follow the electronics recycling directions found here. These cannot be placed in the temporary drop-off sites.
  • Batteries, ink/toner cartridges, CFL bulbs and pens/mechanical pencils: Recycling is available year-round at many locations across campus, most often at the information desk or in the lobby. See a map of these recycling locations here.
  • Plastic, paper, cardboard and aluminum: Recycling is provided for these materials near residence halls. See a map of these recycling locations here.
  • Glass: Glass recycling is located at certain recycling centers on campus. See a map of these recycling locations here.

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

If you have a question about where to recycle items, please visit the FutureVU Sustainability website, contact or call (615) 343-2784.

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