Green Grafton Committee
 

 

GRAFTON CAMPUS RECYCLING PROGRAM

OUR SYSTEM is COLOR CODED…

GREEN is for all kinds of glass, plastic and metal, including bottles, cans, fluid bottles, uncontaminated labwear.

CLEAN CONTAINERS ONLY & NO PLASTIC BAGS

Glass, plastic and metal recycling FAQ

BLUE is for all paper and cardboard products, including things with staples, magazines, newspapers, phone books, catalogs, envelopes with windows…Cardboard boxes should be collapsed and set aside behind or next to the paper collection bins.

NO PIZZA BOXES, NO PAPER REAM COVERS & NO CARBON PAPER

Glass, plastic and metal recycling FAQ


Click to see specifics on lab and hospital options.


Our new system depends on PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. This means YOU!! Let's all try to do our part by sorting our personal waste and depositing correct items in the correct bins. One Source will empty the big bins, but it is your job to put your desk-side collection into the main collection containers. It's also extremely important to keep trash and soiled items out of the recycling containers. Encourage your fellow workers to participate and be proud of our commitment to an environmentally responsible workplace!


GRAFTON CAMPUS RECYCLING PROGRAM DETAILS

See also specifics on lab and hospital options

ITEM
COLLECTION LOCATION
COLLECTION RESPONSIBILITY
VENDOR
Paper (clean only)

Any paper (all colors, envelopes), Magazines, Newspapers, Phonebooks

(NO paper/plastic wrappers)

Regional collection stations - BLUE bins

One Source

Individual is responsible to put desk recycling in regional collection area

Allied Waste
Cardboard Regional collection - BLUE bins or collapse box and place next to bins One Source Allied Waste

Plastics (clean only)

Including clean food and drink containers, uncontaminated lab and medical plastics (#1-7)


( NO plastic bags or wrap, NO transparencies)

Regional collection - GREEN bins in every building - comingled with glass and metal One Source Allied Waste

Glass bottles
(clean only)

Regional collection - GREEN bins in every building - comingled with metal and plastic

One Source Allied Waste

Cans and plastic bottles returnables

Regional collection - GREEN bins in every building - comingled with glass

One Source

Individual or local management option open

Allied Waste

or Individual

Metal cans
(clean only)

 

Regional collection - GREEN bins in every building - comingled with glass and plastic One Source Allied Waste

Dry cell batteries

Click for details

 

Collection buckets on campus for rechargeable batteries only Facilities Medford Facilities
Electronic equipment As needed

Purchasing Trade - in when possible

Computer parts
(Universal waste)

Click for details

2 x year scheduled collection - Bldg. 23 Facilities and Health & Safety
Contract arr. by Health and Safety
Computer CD's

Campus Mail: Marked CD Recycling

OR

SAH shredder

Campus Facilities, Bldg 15 Central Services, Grafton Campus

 

 

Universal waste contractor (see above)
Cell phones and PDAs Wildlife Building Lobby Grafton Middle School (Mrs. Coleman) Cartridges for Kids - benefits go to Grafton public School Parent Teacher organization
Printer Cartridges

Wildlife Building Lobby

OR

Send direct to Manufacturer or Staples

Grafton Middle School (Mrs. Coleman) Cartridges for Kids - benefits go to Grafton public School Parent Teacher organization
Wood pallets Hospital loading dock Building 20 Receiving J&H Trucking
Scrap metal Building 18 parking lot Facilities Franks rubbish - Reused
Construction materials (most) At job site Contractor (not formalized) Contractor arranges
Fluorescent lamp glass and metal parts (Universal waste) 2 x year scheduled collection - Bldg. 23 Facilities and Health & Safety Contract arr. by Health and Safety
Wood chip bedding bags LA hospital - Cardboard recycling One Source Allied Waste
Carpet squares As needed Facilities Millikin
Furniture/cabinets Good - Bldg. 23Junk - Bldg. 18 Facilities & Purchasing Trade-in with new purchases, or Franks rubbish
Bedding and animal waste, leaves LA hospital dumpster Farm and LAH Composted

 


FAQ'S ABOUT PAPER RECYCLING

What kind's of paper can I recycle?
All paper off your desk, including all colors, all weights and all envelopes; Manila folders, Magazines, Newspapers, Phonebooks, even envelopes with windows.

How does the paper get from my desk to the bin?
Many people have small baskets at their desk to sort out recycled paper. It is your responsibility to empty that basket periodically into the main collection bin in the hallway or common area. One Source is only responsible for processing the main collection bins.

What do I do with cardboard?
Collapse any boxes and put smaller pieces in the bin. Place larger pieces against the wall next to the paper bin and they will be picked up by One Source. State law REQUIRES that we recycle cardboard!

Why can't paper ream covers go in?
Most paper ream covers (including Great White 30% recycled) contain plastic to make them stronger. The plastic content gums up the recycling process and will cause rejection of the entire load.


FAQ'S ABOUT CAN, BOTTLE and PLASTIC RECYCLING

What kind's of material can I recycle in these bins?
NOT just bottles and cans! All clean glass, metal and plastic containers (number designation 1-7) can be put in the green bins. Food and drink containers must be rinsed clean or the load will be rejected.

What items should not be put in these bins?
No plastic wrap or plastic bags. No transparencies. No soiled food containers. No trash!

What should I do with returnables?
Clean returnables may be placed in these bins and will be handled by One Source employees. Separate collection of returnable items for rebate may be organized within your group or building for your own benefit (office party pool, local charity, Travis Fund). You will bear all responsibilities for such an activity.

Can I recycle pet food and soup cans?
Yes! Pet and human metal food cans (e.g. soup cans) can be rinsed out and place in the green comingled containers.


What happens to contaminated loads?
Any recycling load that arrives to Harvey's and includes trash items or other contaminants (paper ream covers), is put aside and handled as trash. Tufts is charged over $500 for a rejected load!. Contamination severely compromises the recycling program and results in all that recycling effort going into the landfill!

Where do I find out more about our recycling program? How do I get involved in environmental issues on campus?

Visit the University website TuftsRecycles for information about university wide initiatives at http://www.tufts.edu/tuftsrecycles/home.html


Share your thoughts with a member of the Greening the Grafton Committee or volunteer to represent your section on the committee.


 

 


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