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Earth Friendly Move Out

Don’t Toss it!—Vanderbilt’s Earth Friendly Move Out Tips

With the hustle and bustle of finishing up the semester, moving out can be a hectic process of trying to fit a year’s worth of stuff into cars, suitcases, and storage. For all the stuff that doesn’t fit, Vanderbilt’s Earth Friendly Move Out provides opportunities to keep a large volume of material out of the landfill while helping others at the same time.


OHARE will have donation locations set up across campus benefiting a variety of non-profit charities. You can donate many items, including old textbooks, at any of these locations or post them on Vandy FreeSwap!


In addition to donating, there are many convenient locations for recycling common items on campus.

  • Electronics: Personally-owned unusable or broken electronics, computers, and appliances may be dropped off in the specially designated areas outside of residence halls during move out. Be sure to erase or destroy any personal data! Any VU-owned computers, electronics, or appliances must follow the electronics disposal directions found here. These cannot be placed in the temporary drop-off sites.
  • Batteries, ink/toner cartridges, CFL bulbs, and pens/mechanical pencils: Recycling is available year-round at various locations across campus. See a map of these recycling locations here.
  • Plastic, aluminum, paper, and cardboard: Recycling is provided for these materials near residence halls. See a map of these recycling locations here.
  • Glass: See a map of these recycling locations here.

For more information about Earth Friendly Move Out, please visit the Waste and Recycling website , contact, call 343-2784 (E.ARTH on campus) or watch our award-winning recycling videos here!