How to Recycle – Grafton

Tufts is switching to mixed recycling in 2017.

A central waste station consisting of a paper/cardboard recycling bin, glass/metal/plastic bin, and a trash bin

A desk-side waste station

A desk-side waste station consisting of a recycling bin and a trash buddy

Grafton Campus

To learn about recycling in a particular location or recycling a particular material/item, please click on the list below.

Click here for more information on recycling in the hospital!

ITEM

COLLECTION LOCATION

COLLECTION RESPONSIBILITY

VENDOR

PaperAseptic, Juice and Milk Cartons

Cardboard &                 Boxboard

Envelopes & Folders

Hard- & Soft-Covered Books

Magazines & Glossy Paper

Newspaper

Notebooks

White & Colored Paper

(No need to remove staples, spirals or plastic wraps)

Regional collection stations C&W Services is responsible for putting desk recycling in regional collection area SaveThatStuff
CardboardNo pizza boxes please Regional collection next to paper recycling bins – collapse box C&W Services SaveThatStuff
Plastics

Click here for specifics on lab-plastics recycling (No plastic bags)

Regional collection sites in every building – commingled with glass and metal C&W Services SaveThatStuff
Glass bottles
(remove caps)
Regional collection sites in every building – commingled with plastic and metal C&W Services SaveThatStuff
Cans and plasticreturnables New collection sites to be determined Old Travis fund system currently not functioning – Students considering To be arranged
Metal cans
(must be washed)
Regional collection sites in every building – commingled with glass and plastic C&W Services SaveThatStuff
Wood pallets Hospital loading dock Building 20 Receiving J&H Trucking
Scrap metal Building 18 parking lot Facilities Franks rubbish – Reused
Construction materials (most) At job site Contractor (not formalized) Contractor arranges
Fluorescent lamp glass and metal parts (Universal waste) 2 x year scheduled collection – Bldg. 23 Facilities and Health & Safety Contract arr. by Health and Safety
Wood chip bedding bags LA hospital – Cardboard recycling C&W Services Harveys
Carpet squares As needed Facilities Millikin
Furniture/cabinets Good – Bldg. 23
Junk – Bldg. 18
Facilities & Purchasing Trade-in with new purchases, or Franks rubbish
Electronic equipment As needed Purchasing Trade – in
Computer parts (Universal waste) 2 x year scheduled collection – Bldg. 23 Facilities and Health & Safety Contract arr. by Health and Safety
Dry cell batteries Collection buckets on campus Individual Medford Facilities
Bedding and animal waste, leaves LA hospital dumpster Farm and LAH Composted

For more information about recycling and other environmental issues on the Grafton Campus, e-mail Skip Bigelow or phone 508-839-7921.

Click for information on Medford and Boston campuses.