West End United Methodist Church

Creation Care Recycling Day

West End United Methodist Church
2200 West End Avenue (parking lot off of 23rd)

Belle Meade UMC, Bellevue UMC, Belmont UMC, Calvary UMC, Christ Church Cathedral, Creation Care Ministry (Stewards of God’s Earth) - TN Conference - UMC, East End UMC, Edgehill UMC, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Forest Hills UMC, Glendale Baptist, Holy Name Catholic, Iglesia Metodista Ebenezer, Islamic Center of Nashville, McKendree UMC, Second Presbyterian, St. Henry Catholic, St. Stephen Catholic, The Temple, Congregation Ohabai Sholom, Unity of Music City, West End UMC

(Note Charge for Televisions and CRT Monitors)

DOCUMENT SHREDDING :: Document shredding and recycling 
Documents are shredded onsite then taken for recycling.  Bring documents such as credit card statements, old checks, tax returns, and anything that could be used to steal your identity if it fell into the wrong hands.

Accepted: Paper and photos in an untied garbage bag or open box

Not Accepted: binders, newspaper, hardback books

E-WASTE :: Computers, monitors, DVD players, electronics, small appliances, stereos

Accepted: Working/non-working computers, printers, small copiers, faxes, scanners, phone systems, servers, calculators, stereos, speakers, cameras, gaming consoles, PDAs, cell phones, electronics, accessories and parts including cables, mouse, keyboards, software, modems, tape drives, disk drives, laptop batteries, adapter, docking stations, credit card readers, diskettes

Working and non-working monitors and televisions, CRT and flat-screen

Non-working small appliances (typically counter top units or smaller) including microwaves, coffee makers, food processors, vacuums

NOTE: There is a charge for CRT monitors and all televisions.  Accepted payments: cash, credit or debit.  No checks.
CRT monitors: $10
All televisions: $25

FABRIC AND NOTIONS :: Fabric, notions and sewing supplies
Accepted:  Clean fabric bolts, large pieces, and scraps; Elastic, trim, velcro, ribbon, thread; Buttons snaps, zippers, and other closures; Fiberfill, batting, and foam; Sewing tools (needles, pins, thimbles, pincushions); Sewing machines in working order; Needlepoint; Sewing patterns and instruction books; Fabric and upholstery samples and books.

Guidelines:  Make sure donations are clean and free from any sharp and protruding objects.  Be sure any needles, pins, etc. are packed so they can’t stick.

DONATIONS :: Clothing, household items, furniture, books, appliances, linens, shoes, jewelry, accessories

Accepted: Gently used clothing, accessories, jewelry, shoes/boots, housewares, appliances, antiques, furniture, paintings, linens, books, musical instruments, tools, seasonal items, flat screen TVs, etc. (Full List: www.giveit2goodwill.org/donate)

Guidelines: Items that are clean, good working order are most beneficial for Goodwill donation programs. Goodwill is unable to repair broken items.

Not accepted: auto parts, building materials, tires, cleaning products, paint, mattresses, box springs, tube TVs, magazines, encyclopedias, computers, weapons, ammunition 

MEDICATIONS :: Over-the-counter and prescription drugs
Metro Police Department will be onsite to collect prescription drugs for proper disposal.  Keep medication in original packaging if possible.  Cross out name and address, but do not cross out name of medication.  

Accepted: Prescription medications; all over-the-counter medications; pet medications; medicated ointment, lotions, or drops; liquid medications in leak-proof containers; inhalers; pills in any packaging, including glass, plastic containers, plastic bags, glass, foil

Not Accepted: Illegal drugs and narcotics, needles/sharps or syringes with needles, blood sugar equipment, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products (lotions, shampoos, etc.)