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March 10, 2017 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, Medford/Somerville

FROM: Facilities Services – Recycling & Waste Management

The Medford/Somerville campus transition to mixed recycling is now complete.  All waste stations across campus should include two bin options: “Landfill” and “Mixed Recycling.” If your waste station does not have both bin options, please submit a work order.

All previously accepted materials (paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, and metal) should be placed together in the gray mixed recycling bins with blue labels and blue UFO-shaped lids. Food, soft paper (e.g. tissues, paper towels), and flexible plastic (e.g. plastic bags, saran wrap, grocery bags) must be placed in the “Landfill” bin. For more information, see this comprehensive list of items that can be recycled on the Medford/Somerville campus.

We need your help to keep our recycling clean. Before placing items in the “mixed recycling” bin:

  • Dump out liquids
  • Rinse or wipe out messy food containers

Thank you for your cooperation as Tufts works to improve its recycling program in line with the President’s Campus Sustainability Council’s 2013 waste reduction goals.

Contact with any questions.


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