Personal Composting

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Composting on the Medford/Somerville campus

Offices, small houses, and other Tufts community members may independently compost at any of our campus drop off locations. Detailed directions to each location can be accessed by clicking on the location name below.

Carmichael Dining Center Loading Dock
Central Plant (currently closed for maintenance)
Crafts House
Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center Loading Dock
Miller Hall
(Tufts Institute for the Environment)
Science and Technology Center (SciTech)
Tisch Library Loading Dock

Dormitory Composting

Campus dormitories with assigned Eco-Reps have compost bins that are typically located in the kitchen. If you are unsure where the compost bin in your dorm is located, please contact your Eco-Rep!

Thanks to the Eco-Reps for emptying the bins weekly! They put in a lot of effort to care for the bins and run the program.

Check out these new composting spots, conveniently located in or near the dorms and houses:

Carmichael: Outside on loading dock
Haskell Hall: Inside the entryway
Houston Hall: Outside on front landing
Hodgdon Hall: Behind dumpsters next to Bush Hall
Metcalf Hall: In rear driveway
Miller Hall: Outside on front landing
South Hall: Near side entrance stairs
Wilson House: Near side entrance
Wren Hall: Inside the entryway

Composting at Home

We encourage residents of off-campus housing to compost as well. You can then use the compost in your own garden or planters. For some tips on home composting, please check out the video below.