How Do I Compost on the Medford/Somerville campus?
Offices, small houses, and other Tufts community members may independently compost at any of our campus drop off locations. Detailed directions to each location can be accessed by clicking on the location name below:
How do I compost in my dorm?
Campus dormitories with assigned Eco-Reps have compost bins that are typically located in the kitchen. If you are unsure where the compost bin in your dorm is located, please contact your Eco-Rep! The eco-reps empty the compost bins in the dorms weekly and make composting in the dorms possible.
I live off-campus, but I’d like to compost my food scraps, too.
While neither Facilities Services – Recycling nor the Eco-Reps are responsible for off-campus composting, you can still compost on your own. Compost bins like this one can be purchased online. You can arrange to have your compost bin picked up by a local composting service, or drop them off at one of the following additional compost bin locations on campus:
Carmichael: Outside on loading dock
Haskell Hall/Latin Way: Next to dumpster at Latin Way bunker
Hillsides/Hallowell Halls: Dumpster at bottom of stairs
Houston Hall: Outside on front landing
Hodgdon/Bush/Tilton Halls: Behind dumpsters next to Bush Hall
Metcalf Hall: In rear driveway
South Hall: Dumpster near side entrance stairs
Wilson House: Near side entrance
Wren Hall: Outside at end of bridge