Household and e-waste recycling collections held Nov. 12 and 15

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To celebrate America Recycles Day, Nov. 15, David Lipscomb Elementary School and Lipscomb University are hosting household and e-waste collections on Saturday, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 15.
  • 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.
Student pharmacists from the College of Pharmacy will also be on hand to collect unused and out-of-date medications.

On Nov. 12:

Household and electronic waste will be collected at the David Lipscomb High School football field in Green Hills, at the corner of Caldwell and Lealand lanes, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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  • Unused and out-of-date medications, both prescriptive and over-the-counter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
  • Newspaper
E-waste items accepted on both days include:

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

Home Electronics
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).

Office Equipment
Barcode equipment, pagers, copy machines, fax machines, telephone systems (cordless, cellular, desk)

Security equipment
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