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Annual recycling event provides opportunity to recycle e-waste, household items March 26

Lipscomb third graders are doing their part to make a difference in the environment

Kim Chaudoin  | 

Recycling Collection

Lipscomb Academy’s third grade students will host a community e-waste and recyclables collection event for items that are typically hard to recycle on Friday, March 26.

The community is invited to bring household recyclables and e-waste to Lipscomb Academy Lower School, 4517 Granny White Pike, on Friday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate America Recycles Day.

Common household items that usually end up in the garbage, such as plastic bags, aluminum cans and plastic bottles will be collected and recycled. The Lipscomb Recycles event provides a hassle-free, safe way for the Nashville community to dispose of their unwanted household materials in an eco friendly manner.

Accepted items include:

  • Metro Nashville Police Department representatives will be on-site to collect any expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications. 
  • The Tennessee Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs will also be at the academy to securely shred sensitive materials.
  • Thrift Smart will be on site to collect gently used clothing, toys, small furniture, books and household items.
  • Ink cartridges, aluminum cans, plastic beverage bottles, newspaper, cardboard, #5 plastic containers (ie., Rubbermaid, Tupperware, Gladware and most take out containers), used toothbrushes (no electronic toothbrushes) and used toothpaste tubes 
  • E-waste items include: computers/components, laptops, cables/cords, camcorders, UPS/UPS batteries, speakers, printers, cameras, VCR/DVD players, cell phones/cell phone chargers, CD players, cordless phones/chargers, docking stations, iPods, network equipment, motherboards, gaming systems, fax machines, keyboards/mice, hard drives, hubs, LCD monitors, modems, pagers, routers, PCI cards, scanners, mainframe equipment, docking stations, RAM, all-in-one desktops, stereos, radios, telephones and office electronics. 

Items NOT accepted include anything containing mercury, thermostats, ballasts containing PCBs, fire extinguishers and oxygen tanks.

Ginger Reasonover, the science lab coordinator at Lipscomb Academy, said educating students about how to have a positive impact on the environment is important. Lipscomb Academy third graders are learning about household and hazardous wastes and will get to take that knowledge outside the classroom at the Lipscomb Recycles event.

The average person generates nearly five pounds of trash a day, and a lot of that can be eliminated when the proper recycling protocols are utilized, Reasonover said. The proceeds generated by the third graders from various materials collected will go to Safe Haven Family Shelter, Made in the Streets, Monarch Watch and Post-911 Veterans Organization. 

For more information, or if you would like to volunteer at Lipscomb Recycle day, contact Ginger Reasonover at ginger.reasonover@lipscomb.edu.