Recycling at Hamilton


Recyclemania is a 10-week recycling competition between colleges and universities across the United States.  The competition began in 2001 between Ohio University and Miami University (Ohio), and the number of participants quickly increased in subsequent years. 

Recyclemania includes various contests for: the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, and the highest recycling rate.  

Recyclemania's main goal is to increase student awareness of campus recycling and waste minimization.  Consider what you can do to help Hamilton improve our recycling rates and reduce our waste!

Visit the Recyclemania website to learn more!  



2012Hamilton finished in 183rd place with an average of 15.96 lbs per person of compost collected and 19.83 lbs per person of recycling collected.

2011: Hamilton placed 146th place with a 27.69% recycling rate in the Grand Champion category. 

2010Hamilton finished 228th place out of 267, with 16.22% recycling rate, for the Grand Champion category and 46th for the Bottles and Cans category.  with 16.22% 

2009: Still awaiting results: Hamilton currently in 153rd place out of 204, with a recycling rate of 18.44%.

2008: Hamilton ranked 57th overall out of 88, with a recycling rate of 19.05%, and 87th for the Waste Minimization category. 

2007: Hamilton finished 57th out of 77 with a recycling rate of 17.91%.  We recycled 26.81 lbs per person (8th out of 10 NESCAC participating schools) in the Per Capita Classic.

2006 Hamilton placed 34th out of 45 with a rate of 17.07% la

2005: Hamilton finished 12th out of 46 with a recycling rate of 27.91%.