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Nearly all specialty-recycling locations can be found on the Tufts Eco-Map. Zoom into your campus.

Small-corded Electronic Recycling

Including all cell phones, computer mouse, charger, earphones, or anything else with a cord.

Medford/Somerville:

E-Waste and Ink and toner collection spots will remain on Medford/Somerville campus:

  • Mayer Campus Center 1st floor
  • 574 Boston Ave. 4th floor
  • 520 Boston Ave. when renovations finish

Boston Health Science:

  • Fill in a Facilities work order for pick-up

Grafton:

  • Small Animal Hospital: second floor in the hallway outside room 204A
  • Webster Family Library in Loew: first level in the lobby outside of the library

SMFA:

  • There is a collection bin across from the mail room at 230 The Fenway

Personal items:

  • Tufts staff and faculty may not recycle their personal small electronics at Tufts

Battery Recycling

All campuses:

  • Environmental Health & Safety is responsible for this item
  • For any battery recycling inquiries, please email batteries@tufts.edu
  • New buckets will be out on all campuses this semester, with a new look (orange signage)
  • Only batteries can go in these buckets and the terminals must be taped with clear tape.

CFL bulbs and other bulbs:

All campuses:

  • Fill in a Facilities work order for pick-up

Personal CFL bulbs:

  • Bring to your local hardware store
  • Throw incandescent bulbs and LED bulbs in the trash.
  • 1800Recycling’s Recycle Search tool may be able to help you find a local LED recycling company.

Ink and Toner Cartridge Recycling

All campuses:

  • WB Mason will take back all ink and toner cartridges, even those not purchased from them. The Office of Sustainability is working to put out ink and toner cartridge collection boxes on all campuses, not just Medford campus, to be picked up by WB Mason. Stay tuned.

Medford/Somerville:

  • We encourage people to mail them back through a UPS drop box, give it to a
  • WB Mason delivery driver, or give it to UPS delivery driver. There are UPS drop boxes in the following locations:
    • Packard Ave. across the street from Olin Hall
    • In front of 520 Boston Ave.
  • Ink and toner collection spots will remain on Medford/Somerville campus:
    • Mayer Campus Center 1st floor
    • 574 Boston Ave. 4th floor
    • 520 Boston Ave. when renovations finish
  • Additional collection boxes being added by WB Mason to the following locations:
    • Fletcher School of Law (2nd Floor Kitchen)
    • 80 George Street
    • Tufts Administration Building (169 Holland) Atrium
    • Bendetson Hall Basement
    • SEC
    • Miller Hall

Boston Health Science:

  • We encourage people to mail them back through a UPS drop box, give it to a WB Mason delivery driver, or give it to UPS delivery driver. There are UPS drop boxes in the following locations:
    • Jaharis entrance
    • Stearns lobby
    • Sackler lobby
    • Dental School back staircase
  • Or fill in a Facilities work order for pick-up

Grafton:

  • We encourage people to mail them back through a UPS drop box, give it to a WB Mason delivery driver, or give it to UPS delivery driver.

SMFA:

  • We encourage people to mail them back through a UPS drop box, give it to a WB Mason delivery driver, or give it to UPS delivery driver. There is one UPS drop box location:
  • 1st floor of the A building at 230 The Fenway, across from the student mail room.
  • There are two ink and toner collection locations

Please email recycle@tufts.edu with any questions or suggestions.