Sunday, May 18, 2008

Recycle Event

This is not the best photo in the world, but I wanted you to see the scope of the recycling event from this weekend.

Vanderbilt University, in conjunction with the University of Memphis and East Tennessee State University, sponsored a free statewide electronics recycling event over the past four days.  The general public was welcome to bring any type of old electronic item to collection sites May 14-17.  Included were all computers, printers, copiers, televisions, fax machines, cell phones, electronic game consoles, and any other electronic item that was outdated or no longer in use.

We brought our old computers, televisions, the store's old credit card processing machine to LP Field (Home of the Tennessee Titans), the Middle Tennessee Collection site (above) early Saturday morning.  At the time we were there, we noticed pallets of old televisions, computer monitors, computers, radios, etc. waiting to be packed on semis for transport to destruction sites.  All collected items will be destroyed safely.

Remember I mentioned that I was able to take part in this year's state tax-free weekend?  Today I got rid of the Dell computer I had been using for store business for years.  During tax-free weekend two weeks ago, I purchased a MacBook.  I have always been a Mac-ophile, and I am happy to be back to Mac!


10 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

It's nice to see them recycle.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Oh these are excellent events. More cities should do them. Patty and I went to one several years ago and spent a long time in line after having got there early. Anyway, our trunk was filled with chemicals we had not use but collected at one time or another and the place we went to was for that kind of recycling. Men unloaded the trunk and dropped the cans into giant boxes of some kind and each had a label as to what was in it.

I can't begin to tell you how well it worked and the people who put it on were totally stunned at the turnout and the amount of things taken out of the environment.

Nice post.

Knoxville Girl said...

We are fortunate to have a permanent hazardous waste receiving facility here in town. Many people don't know that fluorescent bulbs should also be disposed of in such a facility.
I'm a Mac user too - welcome back to Macland.

Steve Buser said...

I wish they would have a recycle day like that here -- the stuff just stacks up.

Mac-ophile? We'll still talk to you.

Jim said...

Terrell has a couple of electronic recycling evens every year. Amazing how much is collected.

Thiên said...

We just had our semi-annual event in Seguin recently. I'm glad we are doing it but wish it was more often.

Food and Field said...

Recycling is awesome... it seems that many people in Nashville are doing their part...

The CSA we're with is Delvin Farms...

Clueless in boston said...

Sounds like a great program. You're lucky to be able to have gotten rid of all your old treasures legally.

Good luck with your new MacBook.

Rambling Round said...

Big day! I've never had a Mac, but maybe someday.

Ming the Merciless said...

NYC is very strict on recycling because of the density of people here. But we are not as crazy as those people in California. :-)

Tax-free week? Sounds like a good idea to do some shopping.