- Almost all batteries can be recycled at Tufts, with the exception of liquid and gel acid batteries such as car batteries. Please put a piece of tape over the ends to prevent a fire hazard. A battery tester can help determine if your batteries are completely spent. A tester would be particularly useful for offices or groups that use many batteries.
Cellular phones can be recycled with batteries and ink-jet cartridges. Phones should be recycled (with batteries) because they contain hazardous metals and materials. Tufts Recycles! will donate them to MassRecycle.
“Ink-jet” cartridges from desktop printers can be recycled with cellular phones and batteries. They can also be mailed back through a Staples program. Click here for the free mailing label. Hewlett-Packard also provides free mailing labels on their website.
Note: Laser cartridges are handled differently, click here to learn more.
Location of Boston Campus Battery, Cell Phone and Ink Cartridge Recycling
Recycling interns collect these bins bi-weekly. If you live or work in one of these locations and find that it is missing a bin, please email us.