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Batteries

 
 

Non-rechargeable/Non-Hazardous Batteries

Non-rechargeable batteries no longer contain added mercury. Dispose of them with the regular trash.

Non-rechargeable/non-hazardous batteries disposal

 

Rechargeable Batteries and Cellular Telephones 

Rechargeable batteries and cellular devices MUST be recycled; DO NOT place them in the regular trash.  

Hazardous Battery Disposal

 

On campus, recycle batteries and cell phones in the Call2Recycle collection boxes located in the Environmental Health & Safety Modular and Housing Offices. Store your waste batteries in a leak-proof container in a secure location until you can drop them off for recycling, and recycle within one year of use. Partially depleted batteries are a fire-hazard due to their remaining electrical current.  To guard against fire, place used batteries individually in separate plastic bags.

Call2Recycle Boxes

 

Rechargeable Batteries Disposal

 

Off campus, all rechargeable battery vendors in Florida are required to accept batteries for recycling. 

 

Lead-Acid and Automotive Type Batteries 

Automotive type batteries contain an acid liquid and can vary in voltage. Return automotive type batteries to the vendor where you purchase the new battery.

Lead-Acid Battery Disposal

 

 

tteries Non-rechargeable Batteries Non-rechargeable batteries no longer contain added mercury. Dispose of them with the regular trash. Dry Rechargeable Batteries
Rechargeable batteries must be recycled; do not place them in with the regular trash. All rechargeable battery vendors in Florida are required to accept batteries for recycling.
On Campus, Call2Recycle collection boxes are located at the University Bookstore, Physical Plant, and Housing Offices for collection of your rechargeable batteries. Store your waste batteries in a leak-proof container in a secure location until you can drop them off for recycling, and recycle within one year of use.
NOTE: Partially depleted batteries are a fire-hazard due to their remaining electrical current. To guard against fire, use one of the following steps.
? Fully discharge cells (consult manufacturer for details),
? Place electrical tape over the terminals, or
? Place used batteries individually in separate plastic bags Automotive Type Batteries Automotive type batteries contain an acid liquid and can vary in voltage. Return automotive type batteries to the vendor where you purchase the new battery.