Recycle Your Contact Lens Waste Today!

| Posted On May 23, 2023 | By:

Contact lens waste presents a serious and growing environmental challenge. Most contact lens waste is improperly disposed of and ends up flushed in drains, like toilets and sinks, or filtered out with standard recycling to end up in landfills. To put the environmental impact in perspective:

Help Us Reach Our Goal

Since Atrius Health joined the ONE by ONE Contact Lens Recycling Program in August 2022, we have recycled close to 350 pounds of contact lens waste with the help of our patients and staff. We want to challenge our Atrius Health community to help us collect 700 pounds of contact lens waste by the end of 2023 for proper recycling.

Participation is free and quite easy. Simply collect your blister packs, top foils, and contact lenses at home and drop them off at any of our Atrius Health optical shops when ready to recycle. You do not need to clean the waste before dropping it off or worry about separating or sorting the materials. Please note that cardboard boxes are recyclable through regular municipal recycling, so do not include them in your drop-off.

Atrius Health Optical Shop drop-off locations for contact lens recycling:

Braintree – 111 Grossman Drive, Braintree, MA 02184
– 228 Billerica Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Chestnut Hill/West Roxbury
– 291 Independence Drive, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
 – 330 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA 01742
– 1 Lyons Street, Dedham, MA 02026
– 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
– 26 City Hall Mall, Medford, MA, 02109
– 2 Essex Center Drive, Peabody, MA 01960
– Presidents Place, South Tower 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169
– 40 Holland Street, Somerville, MA 02144
– 230 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

Click for more details about the ONE by ONE Contact Lens Recycling Program.

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