Electronic waste (or e-waste) includes any used, unwanted electrical or electronic devices. Most e-waste can be recycled or reused in some way. However, 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.
For Tufts-owned electronics, Tufts pays to have them disposed in an ethical and environmentally conscious manner. Click on your campus below for campus-specific instructions for electronics recycling. There is also information listed below on how you can properly dispose of personal items not owned by Tufts. Electronics should not go in the trash or in the mixed recycling bins.
Remember to only recycle electronics if they are broken or do not work. If they are still in good working condition, donate or reuse them instead.