Household and e-waste recycling collections held Nov. 12 and 15
By Janel Shoun on 10/31/2011
- Cell phones collected will be donated to Cell Phones for soldiers;
- Proceeds from recycling newspapers will benefit David Lipscomb Elementary School environmental education;
- Proceeds from the aluminum cans will benefit the elementary school’s Monarch Project, which helps provide a living wage for poor workers in Mexico; and
- Proceeds from the plastic bottles recycled will be collected by Dream Machine Recycle Rally, an organization which supports the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for U.S. Veterans with Disabilities, offering a free education in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans.
On Nov. 12:
On Nov. 15 (America Recycles Day):
Household and electronic waste will be collected at the David Lipscomb Elementary School campus at 4517 Granny White Pike from 9 a.m.-2 p.m..
Items accepted and not accepted are listed below. For more information call Linda Phipps at 615.966.6629 or Ginger Reasonover at 615.966.6326.
- Household waste items accepted on both collection days are:
- Small batteries, alkaline and rechargeable (A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, button) – No car batteries.
- Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) & fluorescent tubes
- Cell phones
- Mercury thermometers can be exchanged for a digital thermometer
- Unused and out-of-date medications, both prescriptive and over-the-counter
- Ink cartridges
- Plastic bags (grocery store, department store, dry cleaning, etc.)
- Empty chip bags
- Aluminum cans
- Plastic beverage bottles
Computers and Peripherals
Complete and partial systems (working or not), processors (CPUs), optical drives (CDROM, CDRW, DVD, etc), network and communications hardware (modems, routers, hubs, etc), drives (hard drives, floppy), keyboards, laptops, mice, monitors, network hardware (servers), paper tape readers and punchers, plotters, printers, tape drives
TVs (CRT, flat panel, plasma, etc), microwaves, mixers, phones (corded, cordless, and cellular), entertainment goods (VCRs, DVD players, radios and speakers but NO WHITE GOODS (including: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers).
Barcode equipment, pagers, copy machines, fax machines, telephone systems (cordless, cellular, desk)
Cameras, recorders, alarms, VCR's, key pads
Utility and Power Equipment
CATV, cable, electric generators, gas meters, repeaters, transformers, water meters, specialty equipment, construction, production, manufacturing equipment
Aluminum, any gold bearing product, brass, copper, stainless, lead, nickel alloy, platinum, palladium, mercury, rare earth