Pack-A-Dorm is Back

April 13, 2017 3:03 pm

Find out how to get free supplies for shipping or storage, and where to bring your donations, recyclables, and trash during move-out.


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January 26, 2017 1:52 pm

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Mixed Recycling

Mixed Recycling Update

January 26, 2017 10:52 am

New year, new lid! Learn more about the transition to mixed recycling at Tufts.

Featured, Lift the Lid, Recycling 101

SMFA Winter Break Recycling Bin Update

January 5, 2017 4:14 pm

In order to improve the recycling rate and increase opportunities for recycling, Tufts will begin adding waste stations to the SMFA campus during the week of January 9th.

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Medford/Somerville Winter Break Recycling Bin Update

December 21, 2016 12:18 pm

Over the winter break, Tufts will begin transitioning the Medford/Somerville campus from dual stream recycling to mixed recycling.

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Recycling 101, Recycling at Tufts, Recycling Notices

Recycling at Tufts is about to get easier…

December 19, 2016 3:57 pm

Mixed recycling is coming to Tufts in 2017.

News, Recycling 101

Join the Tufts Eco-Reps for Zero Waste Week!

November 3, 2016 9:38 am

The Tufts Eco-Reps will be leading the Zero Waste Week Challenge from Wednesday, November 2nd, to Wednesday, November 9th. Visit the Office of Sustainability’s website for details .


Share the Health!

October 28, 2016 4:04 pm

Donate your old wearable activity trackers to Recycle Health, a program created by one of Tufts’ own faculty members, Lisa Gualtieri! Read more about the program on Tufts Now.


Tusk Marketplace

October 26, 2016 2:57 pm

Introducing Tusk: a peer-to-peer marketplace designed specifically for the Tufts community. Find Sublets, Textbooks, Furniture, and more! Choose to reuse before you buy something new. Check out the new online Tusk Marketplace to list items or shop.

Campus Initiatives

Facilities Services Plan to Streamline Campus Collection of Solid Waste and Recycling

August 25, 2016 4:59 pm

As part of a larger plan to improve the university’s solid waste and recycling efforts in line with the President’s Campus Sustainability Council’s goal of reducing total waste by 3% per year, Facilities Services will be strategically removing certain exterior solid waste (trash) and recycling receptacles in the coming week. This effort, expected to be completed by August 30th, will allow Tufts to streamline waste collection and removal, reduce pest and rodent issues, control unauthorized dumping, and consolidate outdoor recycling and trash collection bins.

The exterior collection sites were carefully chosen to align with new university standards that require outdoor waste receptacles to be located only in areas that do not have an indoor collection option nearby or are near outdoor dining areas or athletic venues with high pedestrian traffic. Each site will contain receptacles for solid waste, glass/metal/plastics, and paper/cardboard.

During the academic year, the Facilities Department will be evaluating the collection sites and continue to plan and seek additional sustainable solutions. For explanations of why a particular receptacle was removed, please view this spreadsheet.

For any questions, comments, or concerns, contact Kate Doherty, Supervisor, Facilities Services; Campus Services, or Facilities Services Work Control at 617-627-3496. You can also email: for answers to all your recycling questions.

Thank you for your continued support of Tufts efforts to create a more sustainable campus.

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Pack-A-Dorm is Back

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Find out how to get free supplies for shipping or storage, and where to bring your donations, recyclables, and trash during move-out.