November 15, 2011

Vanderbilt celebrates America Recycles Day with a VU Community Paper Shred event today

Until 3 p.m. today, Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, in conjunction with VU’s confidential paper-shredding partner, Cintas, will celebrate America Recycles Day with a Community Paper Shred Day, offering free paper, magazine and book shredding to all VU faculty, staff and students.

Paper items from home and Vanderbilt will be accepted for shredding. After items are shredded, all paper products will be recycled.


• Off Garland Avenue, behind Eskind Biomedical Library

• The corner of 24th Avenue and Vanderbilt Place, between Branscomb Quad and Sarratt Student Center

Acceptable Items:

• All paper items

• Magazines

• Soft cover books

• Hard cover books

• Staples and paper clips are acceptable and will be recycled

Last year, the Vanderbilt community recycled 8,750 pounds of paper in just one day at this event, and organizers hope to recycle even more this year.

The purpose of nationally recognized America Recycles Day is to promote recycling programs across the United States. It was started in 1997 by Keep America Beautiful.

For more information about this event, visit or contact the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office at or call 343-2784.