March 2, 2017 | Category: Announcement
TO: Faculty and Staff, Boston-Health Sciences
FROM: Facilities Services – Recycling & Waste Management
Beginning this week, Tufts will start transitioning the Boston campus from dual-stream recycling to mixed recycling. This change will increase the convenience of recycling on the Boston campus, which is expected to improve Tufts’ overall recycling rate.
Custodial staff will start collecting both green and blue recycling lids and extra recycling bins from university offices. Mixed recycling labels and updated lids will be added to campus waste stations throughout the month. New waste stations will contain one bin for trash, labeled “Landfill” and one bin for all recycling, labeled “Mixed Recycling.”
Recycling bins will remain lidless during most of March and waste stations will be reduced from 3 bins to 2 bins in many locations. During this transition period, please place glass, metal, plastic, paper, and cardboard recycling in any bin with a recycling sticker because all items will be recycled together as part of the new mixed recycling program.
Note that the School of Dental Medicine already has a mixed recycling program. The waste stations in this building will therefore be standardized to match the new university system.