Memphis Recycling Program- click here for complete list of what can be recycled curbside in both the rolling carts & tan bins
Recycle regular batteries - Earth 911 has great information on single-use battery disposal/recycling. Lowe's stores take rechargeable batteries. Home Depot takes tool batteries and Batteries Plus takes speciality batteries
Recycle old cellphones - cell phones can go back to their provider, to the Household Hazardous Waste facility, or the Memphis Zoo (lobby of the Administration building) who collects cellphones as a fundraiser for their gorilla habitat. (link is external)
University of Memphis Recycling - In addition to its all-in-one recycling program offered on campus, the University of Memphis also accepts styrofoam and batteries, ink/toner cartridges, CD/DVDs, old keys, and small electronics. More information on recyclables available here.
Unwanted prescriptions(link is external)- can be dropped off at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Station, 11670 Memphis-Arlington Rd in Arlington. Flushing medication is not advised since it could contaminate the water table. In its first month of operation, 100 pounds of medication were collected. For questions call 901-222-5400.
Unwanted Prescription Bottles- send to this non-profit who will send them to Malawi so doctors there can give out medicine in a waterproof container instead of wrapping it in newspaper
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Office of Sustainability, Memphis and Shelby County Government