Category Archives: Composting

Lint: To compost or not to compost?

ShareTweet Lint, that dusty grey stuff that collects in your dryer, has recently been garnering some attention… The EPA lists dryer lint as safe for composting, claiming that only biodegradable/natural fibers from cotton or wool clothing break down in the … Continue reading

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Orientation/Move-In 2012 – Welcome to Tufts!

ShareTweet Welcome returning students and class of 2016! As we enter the 2012-2013 academic year, we at TuftsRecycles! would like to keep you up to date on our work towards greater sustainability on campus. Here’s what we’ll be doing (and … Continue reading

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TuftsRecycles! Composts the President’s Picnic 2012

ShareTweet After the craziness of Commencement, the President’s Picnic is a great opportunity for the remaining students, faculty, and staff to relax with some down-home barbeque food and some lemonade on the Lawn. More important for us: after our sustainability … Continue reading

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Composting at Tufts

ShareTweet Do you love the magic of turning your food waste into nutrient-rich compost? Then, you probably want to learn more about what is going on in the world of compost on the Tufts Medford-Somerville campus. We currently have three … Continue reading

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Composting at Matriculation 2011

ShareTweet The class of 2015 was admitted to Tufts in its strongest undergraduate admissions cycle yet, and on their first day on the hill, they learned how to compost. This year’s matriculation meals were almost completely compost-friendly; plates and napkins … Continue reading

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2010 Matriculation Luncheon- Volunteers Needed

ShareTweet With just a few hours of your time, YOU can help make this year’s matriculation zero waste efforts successful. Please give us a hand! Two years ago was the first time food waste was composted during freshman orientation. Read … Continue reading

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Volunteer for the National Park Service July 23-25

ShareTweet Recycling volunteers are needed for the 11th annual ZERO WASTE Lowell Folk Festival. The festival runs over three days, this year’s dates are: Friday night, July 23, Saturday July 24 – day and night, and Sunday afternoon, July 25. … Continue reading

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A look at the Tufts composting system

ShareTweet Breaking it Down: Composting at Tufts University from JD Cutrufo on Vimeo. A film by Joseph Cutrufo, presented in partnership with Tufts Recycles!, Tufts University Facilities Department, and The Office of Sustainability. Featuring Jeanne Eisenhaure, George Ellmore, John Fisher, … Continue reading

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Downhill compost bin open this week

ShareTweet You may recall that in October we announced a new drop-off site for compost at the Tufts Institute of the Environment at the rear of Miller Hall. This bin is open to members of the Tufts community during business … Continue reading

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Boxes, Boxes, Everywhere!

ShareTweet The beginning of a new year- the smell of an empty dorm room, soon to be filled with junk. But not all that junk carted up by the parents stays in the room. What happens to the box from … Continue reading

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