Greening IT – Important Dates in March

The green "swish"

The "Green Swish" indicates stories or ideas emphasizing our Division's efforts to be sustainable.

Saturday, March 2 (9 a.m. until 1 p.m.) – Spring Electronics Recycling Day in Decatur at the Callaway Building, 120 W. Trinity St. (Commerce), Decatur, GA 30030

Bring your old cell phones, cameras, PC components, and other outdated electronic equipment for recycling. Almost anything with an electrical cord can be recycled except microwave ovens. Electronics that are dropped off will be sorted and broken down into raw materials for reuse. You can also drop off batteries of any type, mercury thermometers and thermostats.

Early drop-offs are not possible. There is a $10 fee for recycling TVs (exact change required). There is no charge to recycle other items.

For information and last-minute updates, email Sean [dot] Woodson [at] decaturga [dot] com or call 404-377-5571.

Saturday, March 16 (9 a.m. until 1 p.m.) – Recycle these items at no charge at Decatur’s Callaway Building 120 W. Trinity St. (Commerce): Adding machines, answering machines, batteries, cables, cable converter boxes, calculators, component parts, copiers, desktop computers, digital cameras, digital projectors, DVD players, electric lawn mowers, fax machines, garden equipment, GPS receivers, hubs, game controllers, keyboards, label makers, laptop computers, mainframes, mice, mini-towers, monitors, pagers, PDAs, portable CD players, portable game players, printers, printer cartridges, radios, remote controls, routers, scanners, servers, speakers, stereo equipment, telephones, telephony equipment, 3-in-1 devices, typewriters, UPS units, VCRs, workstations, and zip drives.

Come back to the Callaway Building parking lot to recycle those bulky packaging materials and your old foam “to-go” containers. You can also securely shred your sensitive paper documents, too!

Foam guidelines:

  • Make sure foam has the “6” symbol on it
  • Rinse and separate food service containers from other foam
  • No straws, lids, tape or stickers
  • No foam peanuts or insulation material

You can shred almost any document, but here is the list of things they will NOT shred: cardboard, glass, magazines, napkins, newspapers, paper cups and plates, phone books, plastic, spiral-bound notebooks, three-ring binders.

More dates, links and info . . .

March 23rd  – Earth Hour is coming! It will be lights out all over the world, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Go to for more information.

April 22nd – is always Earth Day!   The first Earth Day was held in 1970, founded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, to raise awareness regarding the impact of pollution. Click for great activities and a bit of  history.

Questions about shredding? Visit

Need the best information about recycling? As always, just go to

Composting Campus-Wide? It is coming soon! Cox Hall already does it, as do the Goizeuta Business School, the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, Glenn Memorial and now there is a composting pilot at the 1599 Building!

The Water Competition is Over! May our buildings always be water conscious and we be on the look out for leaky faucets. Call 404-727-7463 to fix pesky drips!

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