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Recycling at Hamilton

Cram & Scram Reuse Program

In May 2008, the Recycling Task Force began the first annual Cram & Scram Reuse Program. The program reduces the amount of solid waste sent to the landfill at the end of the school year when students move out of their dorms and leave behind reusable goods. The Recycling Task Force hires students (around 25 each year) to comb the campus, room-by-room, to collect TVs, fridges, couches, tables, chairs, lamps, kitchen supplies, hangers, and office supplies. C&S also collects bedding and durable food goods, which the school donates to local animal shelters and food pantries respectively.

The program has grown popular among students, who have the opportunity to buy like-new dorm furnishings at the beginning of each school year (the weekend before classes start). Prices are capped at $50 per item and average $5-15. This is a great opportunity, especially for first-year students, to furnish their dorm rooms at a marked discount. Everyone who participates in the sale takes a step towards reducing the College's environmental footprint.

Cram & Scram opens Tuesday in Sage Rink.
Thrift Shop

Hamilton’s 6th annual “Cram & Scram” reuse/rebuy sale will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 27 and 28, in Sage Rink. Tuesday’s sale hours are 12:30 - 5 p.m., and Wednesday’s sale will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  More ...