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Beautiful U Day.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

In the spirit of the day, each Twin Cities Campus district will establish collection locations for the following recyclables, and donate them to the requisite sustainably responsible organizations:


Worldwide Book Drive collects, sorts, stores and distributes books through donations to qualified organizations, resale or recycling. Worldwide Book Drive accepts any type of glue-bound book, including novels, children's books, encyclopedias, textbooks and magazines.

Cell Phones

Cell Phones for Soldiers collects used cell phones, sells them to environmentally responsible recyclers and then uses the proceeds to purchase prepaid calling cards for soldiers stationed abroad. They accepts any type of cell phone


Asset Recovery Corporation (ARC) extends the life of electronic devices that are no longer in use at the University and manages the environmental, security and legal risks associated with their disposal. ARC accepts University-owned desktops, laptops, servers, printers, copiers and multifunctional units (i.e. printer/fax or scanner/copier). Please contact ARC at (651) 602-0789 by April 16 if you would prefer to have items picked-up from your building on Beautiful U Day.

Drop Off Locations

Items can be donated on Beautiful U Day from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the following collection locations:

East Bank – Northrop Plaza
West Bank – Washington Ave. Bridge Plaza
Health Sciences – Mayo Turnaround
St. Paul – St. Paul Student Union

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