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Recycling at Hamilton

Big Belly Solar Trash Compactor

These devices use passive solar technology to compact the landfill and recyclable waste streams to increase time between pickups. There are 3 Big Belly Solar Trash Compactor stations located on campus:

  • Alumni Gymnasium
  • Commons Dining Hall
  • Martin’s Way Bridge (on the KJ side)

Rechargeable Batteries

Recycling stations are located in Beinecke (near Mail Center) and the Taylor Science Center Stockroom. Typical Duracell and Energizer alkaline batteries are not recycleable! The only batteries that are recyclable are those that are rechargeable.  The two most common varieties include:

  • Lithium-ion (found in laptops and cell phones)
  • Nickel-cadmium or nickel-metal hydride (found in radios and cordless equipment like drills)

Cell Phones

Recycling stations are located in Beinecke (near Mail Center). You do not need to remove the battery from cell phones - cell phones may be recycled in their entirety.

Ink Jet & Toner Cartridge Recycling

Ink jets from personal printers and toner cartridges from copier machines may both be collected at stations located at Beinecke (near the Mail Center).  These devices are all recycled through Envirosmart.