Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
Tier2-6: Move-Out Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Dawn Quirk
Program Manager, Waste Reduction
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-out waste?:

A brief description of the program:

R2epack aims to increase recycling and reduce waste during move-out. The approach is twofold: first, we educate and promote the program to students. R2epack encourages them to "Reuse. Recycle Everything. Pack and clean... 'K?"

Special receptacles are placed in each residence to collect food, clothing, carpets, freecycle reuse items, linens, books, crutches, and electronics. Here is a breakdown:

-Food: donated to food bank
-Linens/Clothing: donated or sold
-Carpets: recycled
Reuse items: freecycled in the dorms at the beginning of the next school year
-Books: sold or donated
-Crutches: reused by our Athletics Department
-Electronics: recycled

The second piece of the program is a technique used by Facilities Services. Dorm trash and recycling are combined into one dumpster and later sorted out by a recycling company. First done in 2010, this technique resulted in a 60% recycling rate.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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