Category Archives: Recycling at Tufts

Medford/Somerville Winter Break Recycling Bin Update

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

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GameDay Challenge Results are In!

In 2015 Tufts competed against hundreds of universities in the GameDay Challenge. Here’s how we did. » read

Posted in Composting, Composting at Events, Composting at Tufts, Recycling at Tufts

Recycle Your Tennis Balls!

by W. Parker MacLure

Tennis players take note! Last fall Tufts Recycles started recycling tennis balls! When your ball has reached the end of its playable life, rather than throwing it away please place the dead ball one of the large clear bins with a picture of more »

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Lift The Lid!

by Mina Brewer
You’re finishing up a great cup of coffee from the rez, and, being a responsible student, go to recycle it. But wait – what? This coffee cup doesn’t fit easily into the hole in the paper recycling bin! And what to do with the lid?! Breathe. Don’t give up. Lift the more »

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Short Term Work Available- Recycling Team @ Events

by Dawn Quirk
 Workers Needed from now through October
$10 per hour 
With just a few hours of your time, YOU can help make this year’s matriculation zero waste efforts successful, and get paid doing so!
Tufts Dining Services and Facilities Services have teamed up to ensure that meals served more »

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How to Ace the RecycleMania Competition!

by Lauren Ferrucci
As you may know, the RecycleMania competition has officially begun. Tufts dorms and off-campus houses are competing to see who has the best recycling rates.  Over the next few weeks, Tufts Recycles! interns will be walking through Tufts dorms grading recycling efforts. (Don’t be afraid to say hi and ask us more »

Posted in Dormitories & On-Campus, RecycleMania, Recycling at Tufts, Uncategorized |dorm on campus recyclemania

Tufts Receives Silver Institution Recycling Award

by Jordan Dashow
Last Tuesday night, Tufts University was recognized at MassRecycle’s 17th Annual Recycling Awards Ceremony, receiving the Silver Institution Recycling Award. MassRecycle’s awards recognize “the outstanding achievements by individuals, public servants, municipalities, businesses and organizations in promoting recycling and waste reduction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”
The Awards Ceremony, more »

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Recycling Updates: Fall Edition!

by Jordan Dashow
This Fall has brought exciting changes and updates to our recycling program on the Medford/Somerville campus. Returning students may have noticed the new Fitness Center, new pavements, and new landscaping in front of Gifford House. However, what you may not have noticed—at least right away—are all the exciting ways in which more »

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Orientation/Move-In 2012 – Welcome to Tufts!

by C.J.
Welcome returning students and class of 2016! As we enter the 2012-2013 academic year, we at TuftsRecycles! would like to keep you up to date on our work towards greater sustainability on campus. Here’s what we’ll be doing (and what you can do) during your first few weeks at Tufts.
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Posted in Composting at Matriculation, Dormitories & On-Campus, Featured, Recycling at Tufts, Uncategorized |move in orientation recycle

What's new in South Hall?

by C.J. As some of you know, South Hall is due for renovations this summer. TuftsRecycles! recently paid a visit to the construction site to check out the progress. We can’t reveal too much, but we are sure to say that South Hall will look *nothing* like it did before. And TuftsRecycles! is of course more »

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