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Donation and recycling options expanded on campus April 20 – May 10 for Earth Friendly Move Out

Posted by on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Events, News, Waste & Recycling.

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Just in time for student move-out and spring cleaning your office, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded from April 20 to May 10. “Earth Friendly Move Out” donation and recycling locations will be available until May 2 on the Ingram Commons until May 10 on main campus.


The Office of Housing and Residential Education (OHARE) will have multiple donation locations set up across campus that benefit a variety of non-profit 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. Additionally, you can post unwanted items on Vandy FreeSwap!


In addition to donating any unwanted items, there are many convenient recycling locations around campus for common items. Drop off your personal unwanted or broken electronics, computers, and appliances in the specially designated areas outside of residence halls.  However, you must use the VU disposal method available here for any VU-owned electronics, computers or appliances. Ink and toner cartridges, batteries, pens, markers, and mechanical pencil recycling is available at many locations including: Sarratt and Commons Center main desks, Peabody Library, Baker Building, and the Kennedy Center. Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulb recycling is also available at the Peabody Maintenance Building and the Bryan Building. See a map of all of these specialized recycling locations here.

Other recycling 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 locations can be found here, and glass recycling locations can be found here.

If you have a question about where to recycle items, please visit the SustainVU website, contact or call 322-9022.


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