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Non-rechargeable batteries no longer contain added mercury. Dispose of them with the regular trash.
Rechargeable Batteries and Cellular Telephones
Rechargeable batteries and cellular devices MUST be recycled; DO NOT place them in the regular trash.
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.
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.