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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.