Electronic waste (or e-waste) includes any used, unwanted electrical or electronic devices. Though most e-waste can be recycled or reused in some way, e-waste currently makes up around 70% of the toxic waste found in dumps.
Tufts complies with Massachusetts regulation of e-waste, which bans large electronic appliances from landfills. Tufts also partners with Allied Computer Brokers, Inc. to recycle all kinds of e-waste and electronic media, including small electronic or battery-powered devices, cell phones, charges and cables (“anything with a cord”) and computer parts.
These can be placed in e-waste bins located around campus in Medford, Boston, and Grafton. Find e-waste locations for all Tufts campuses on the Tufts Eco-Map. If you are a Tufts faculty or staff member and you have electronic devices which need to be recycled, please fill out a work order to have them picked up.
Additionally, you can recycle your electronics through the manufacturer or retailer. Click below for more detailed information:
|Products||Shipping Information||Drop-off Information|
|Free with shipping form.||Batteries and iPods accepted at Apple stores.|
|Free shipping via FedEx for HP and Compaq products with pre-printed voucher. Fee for other products is $10-$25.||Staples stores accept many HP and non-HP consumer products, except TVs.|
|Free shipping or pickup of Dell product. free pickup of non-Dell item with purchase of Dell product.||Partnership with Goodwill for Dell Reconnect accepts any brand of electronics except mobile phones.|
|Free shipping for Kindles via UPS with pre-printed voucher.||Not available.|
|Free mailback shipping for various products weighing less than 25 pounds.||Drop Samsung and non-Samsung products at over 1,000 third-party locations.|
|Free shipping for Sony products weighing less than 25 pounds.||Drop Sony products at about 850 third-party locations.|
| Best Buy
|Free recycling in stores of most products. Free appliance removal when purchasing a new one. Or, $100 for home pickup of two items.||Accepts most consumer electronics, regardless of where they were purchased. Also, recycling kiosks for ink cartridges, rechargeable batteries, cord, cables, etc.|
|Free shipping of Microsoft hardware, including Xbox.||Cellphones, rechargeable phone batteries and computers accepted at Microsoft stores.|
Please identify which item type you want to recycle and locate it within this list:
The University Copier Program provides Konica Minolta Multi-functional Devices (MFDs) that print, copy, scan and fax capabilities. Upon finishing a MFD toner cartridge, you should follow these steps:
* Further information about MFDs can be found on Tufts University Copier Program
***Anytime there is a return label in the new toner box (or instructions on how to get them) the user must send it back themselves! ***
Manufacturers that place a return label in the box, include, but are not limited to: HP, Canon, Brother, Lexmark, Innovera and Epson.
If a label is not provided or shipping label is misplaced you can print mailing labels directly from the manufacturer’s websites listed below.
Drop off at the collection sites at the campus center (lower level, in the back), 574 Boston Ave (top floor), or 520 Boston Ave (first floor, middle of hallway). **this is ONLY for cartridges from manufacturers without a return program**