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Increase Recycling

Our goal is to sustain a 45% recycling rate by FY15.

When you visit our hospital look for the single stream recycling bins and a composting program in our cafeterias. 

New for 2014: recycling bins in patient rooms.


BIDMC now recycles:

  • Paper (~ 430 tons/year)
  • Cardboard, plastic, aluminum and glass in single stream buckets (~400 ton/year)
  • Batteries (~6 tons/year)
  • Wood (~ 2 tons/year)
  • Scrap metal (~130 tons/year)

BIDMC now composts in our kitchens and cafeterias

BIDMC donates about 50 tons of older furniture, medical equipment and surplus medical supplies annually to local and international non-profits including:

  • Extras for Creative Learning
  • Furniture Trust
  • IMEC America
  • Mass Coalition for the homeless

Contact Information

Elise Vergnano
Sustainability Program Manager
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Phone: 617-667-1627