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Tufts composts at a variety of special events on campus year-round where large amounts of food waste is produced. Some of the events include Matriculation, Commencement, Fletcher School Orientation, Graduate School Orientation, Fall Gala, Community Day, Homecoming, International Center Thanksgiving, the Tufts Energy Conference, and the President’s Picnic.

To achieve our goal of zero waste at Tufts, it is crucial that we compost whenever possible. Are you having an event on campus and looking to manage your waste effectively and sustainably? The Tufts Recycling Team is here to help. We assist with the largest events on campus, while smaller events are managed internally by following our guidelines.

Hosting a Zero-Waste Event:

Are you organizing an event that is too small for Facilities Services – Recycling to compost and recycle at but want to make it zero-waste? If so, here’s a guide about how to plan it!

Already know how to run a zero-waste event, including the drop off points?

  • Click here for printable signs.
  • Contact us to request biodegradable bags. Be sure to allow enough time for us to read and respond to your email.

Learn more about composting at Tufts.