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Recycling Program at HSPH

The strength of the Recycling & Composting program at Harvard School of Public Health is remarkable.  The eagerness of the HSPH community to “do the right thing” when it comes to handling waste really shows with our increasing recycling rates, decreasing solid waste volume, and increasing financial savings with regard to waste management.  The sheer volume of waste that is either recycled or composted is staggering, and with a lower cost per ton for disposal, improving these systems only makes sense.  Please see the links below for some information on our programs on and around campus, discussion on what types of things are recycled, and signage that’s available for you to print for your area! If you have questions about recycling, contact ecoop@hsph.harvard.edu

Styrofoam Recycling Program

August 16, 2012

Styrofoam recycling in labs is now CAMPUS-WIDE at HSPH! For effective recycling of EPS (Styrofoam) coolers, tube racks and packing materials, please follow the guidelines below: Only dense,…

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HSPH helps Mission Grammar School Recycle

Photo Credit: Gonzalez Grafica HSPH’s very own, Heather Duverna, reached out to the Operations Office in May 2011 to investigate the feasibility of helping the local Mission Grammar school start…
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Single Stream Recycling at Landmark

For years, the HSPH community at Landmark Center has been asking for a recycling program, and now they finally have one!  As of October 1st, Samuels & Associates, the new building management…
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Recycling Facts & Figures


The volume of waste that is either recycled or composted is staggering, and with a lower cost per ton for disposal, improving these systems only makes sense.  Finishing a financial analysis on our…

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Paper & Cardboard Recycling


did you know… In 2010, 63.5 percent of the paper used in the U.S. was recovered for recycling. This represents an 89 percent increase in recovery since 1990.  Every ton of paper recycled… 

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Comingled Recycling


At Save That Stuff, all bottles, cans and rigid plastic containers free of food and liquid can be placed in the recycling bin. As we say, “You can mix them together…no need to sort them”… 

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Electronics Recycling

Electronic equipment often contains toxic chemicals or heavy metals, and should be properly recycled at the end of its useful life.  Contact HSPH Facilities at 617-432-1152 to have your used electronics…
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Battery Recycling


Battery recycling collection station are located on each floor throughout the school, and are made up of a blue” recycle” basket with two smaller containers inside for different battery types. Batteries… 

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Lab Equipment Recycling

don’t throw it away, DONATE IT! Seeding Labs, a Harvard graduate student organization, is collecting new and surplus lab equipment from your department to donate to basic science and clinical in developing…
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Printer Cartridge Recycling Program

OfficeMax collects used toner and ink printer cartridges! HSPH has teamed up with OfficeMax, Harvard’s preferred vendor, in order to recycle printer cartridges.   OfficeMax Toner Cartridge…
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Recycling Signage


May 18, 2011

Recycling, Composting, & Waste Station Signage   This signage should be used on all large co-mingled and mixed paper recycling bins. Please feel free to print and post in your classrooms,… 

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