Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dawn Quirk
Program Manager, Waste Reduction
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

Our recycling vendor Allied Computer Brokers has stated that none of their computers are sent overseas. The Tufts Environmental Health and Safety Department has inspected Allied Computer Broker’s facility and verified its worker safety standards and processes. Equipment is inert when it is transported on campus and poses no safety threat to Tufts employees or students.

Staff simply need to call Facilities Services to request a free pick up of university owned computers.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

Tufts old computers are either reused internally or recycled domestically by Allied Computer Brokers. No computer equipment from Tufts is sent overseas.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

For students who are living on-campus, our move-out recycling and reuse drive gives students an opportunity to recycle old electronics in the box placed in each dormitory. In the rare case that a student’s computer breaks during the school year, they can drop off equipment at the Tufts Recycles! office.

For students who are not living on-campus, the Tufts Recycles! office makes this information available:
Somerville Residents can recycle computers and televisions for free. Notify the city by calling 3-1-1 or (617) 666-3311 the day before your trash day to schedule pick up. Be sure to observe city trash and recycling rules.

Medford Residents need to pay a $20 fee for a curbside removal collection sticker (same procedure for televisions). You can obtain stickers at the DPW office in City Hall, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, room 304. Hours are M, TU,TH 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Wed 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM and Fri 8:30 – 12:30 PM. Residents are also welcome to mail a check and the sticker will mailed to them.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:

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