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December 7, 2017 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, Medford/Somerville

There are several changes to battery recycling on the Medford/Somerville campus:

Tufts Environmental Health and Safety is now taking over the battery recycling. The number of battery recycling locations has been reduced in order to streamline the collection process. The new locations can be found on the Tufts Eco Map.

Some of the locations have been removed and you will notice an orange sign stating where the nearest battery recycling location is located. 

All existing battery recycling locations will be getting updated battery bins and will now ONLY ACCEPT BATTERIES. These bins are only accepting small personal use batteries that fit in the battery bin. Both terminals of any battery must be covered with clear tape. These locations will include signage as well.

This is a change from the old recycling program that also accepted small electronics, ink jet cartridges and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs in the same bin.

Small Electronics and Light Bulbs can be recycled at the following locations:

  • 574 Boston Ave (fourth floor)
  • Campus Center (first floor)
  • 520 Boston Ave (first floor)

Ink jet cartridges should be returned to the manufacturer

Questions about recycling batteries? Contact Jason Erbach in EH&S:

Is your battery bin overflowing? Fill out a Facilities work order.

Questions about other specialty recycling (e.g. light bulbs)? Email or visit

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