Recycle That Old Machine

From Vanderbilt’s announcement:

Dell is offering consumers in Metro Nashville and the surrounding counties a one-day, free computer recycling event on Saturday, September 9, 2006 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vanderbilt University parking lot 74, located on Natchez Trace, north of Blakemore Avenue and across from the Vanderbilt track.

Any brand of computer (CPU), monitor, printer, or other peripherals (mouse, keyboard, scanner, etc.) will be accepted. No other electronic equipment, such as telephones, televisions, stereos and appliances, will be accepted. Please remove all data from your computer’s hard drive.

Local partners for the community event include Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety, Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies, Metro Nashville Department of Public Works, Metro Beautification and Environment Commission, Tennessee Environmental Council, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

Dell is committed to responsible solutions for reusing and recycling unwanted computers. Recycling computers instead of disposing of them reduces the amount of waste that gets placed in our landfills.

Take this chance to clean out your attics, closets and garages and recycle your unwanted computers for free!

When possible, dropped-off equipment will be refurbished and reused, but cannot be considered a donation through this event. If residents are interested in donating working equipment to a local non-profit organization, please visit to find out how the National Cristina Foundation can give your unwanted computer a second life. Donated equipment must meet the minimum donation requirements outlined on Dell?s website.

If you cannot attend the event on September 9, Dell will pick up your old computer at home and recycle it. Find out how at

For more information, please contact Johnny Vanderpool with VEHS at To volunteer to help with the event, please contact Atulya Tankha with VCEMS at

1 Comment so far

  1. Anonymous Broker (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 5:55 pm

    Good for Vandy. I guess they need all the positive press they can get right now, what with this impending WSJ story about Chancellor Gee’s outrageous spending habits. Vanderbilt is pretty wasteful when it comes to money — and they definitely nickel and dime their students to death. Of course, as hot a school as Vandy is right now, they don’t have much incentive to curb their extravagant ways.

    Rex Noseworthy’s scoop on the WSJ article:

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