Published: Aug. 25, 2021

Environment Health & Safety is not only committed to keeping our campus safe but also protecting our environment from hazardous pollutants. Batteries can become incredibly harmful when improperly disposed of. There are several locations across campus though to safely send those to our team, ensuring they do not end up in our landfills.

Assorted batteries

Battery Collection Sites on Campus 

Main Campus

Building Location
UMC 1st-floor near bathrooms, west of Starbucks
Norlin Library East entrance
Regent Administrative Center 1st-floor, East lobby
Campus Police & Parking Services Lobby
Stadium Facilities Management Service Desk
Engineering Center 1st-floor, Main entrance
Wolf Law 3rd-floor, Dean’s suite
Duane Physics 1st-floor lobby, Gamov Tower
Center for Community (C4C) 1st floor near elevators
Environmental Health & Safety Center 2nd-floor copier room
Leeds Business 3rd-floor Technology Center
Ramaley Biology West wing, admin office
Porter 2nd level, next to elevators

East Campus

Building Location
RL-3 (ARCE) Inside the North entrance
RL-2 Near recycling bins by the dock
Housing Maintenance (HMSC) Near the service desk
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Inside Chemistry Stores
SEEC East receiving dock
Distribution Center Opposite service desk
LASP 1st-floor hallway
Space Science In the entry, near reception
Transportation In the entry, near reception

Any/all small sealed battery types are accepted in the collection containers including alkaline batteries, rechargeable batteries, lithium cells, nickel-cadmium, sealed lead acid, button-cell, cell-phone batteries, laptop batteries, etc. For large and/or unsealed battery types, use the HMW tag for disposal.

Do you want to help even further? Please apply tape to all battery terminals or place each battery separately into a plastic baggie to prevent short circuits while in transit to the recycling facility. The university recycles all battery types.