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Battery Recycling

Battery Recycling Made Easy!

This program is designed to capture all spent batteries generated on campus. Please DO NOT deposit spent batteries that are generated off campus (e.g., from home), or send batteries through intra-campus mail. Batteries come in various shapes, sizes and materials. Ensure that the spent batteries being discarded match the description below.

To request a battery pick up, please use this form.

 Batteries ACCEPTED in this program are: 

  • Alkaline
  • Lithium (Li-ion)
  • Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) 
  • Nickel Hydride (NiMH)
  • Silver Oxide
  • Zinc Carbon
  • Zinc Chloride
  • AAA
  • AA
  • C
  • D
  • 9-Volt
  • Button Cell 
  • Coin Cell

Battery Drop-Off Locations:

All batteries MUST have the terminal ends taped with electrical tape. A roll of electrical tape and a pair of scissors should be available next to the spent battery container. If the pair of scissors is missing or you need more electrical tape, please let Safety, Health & Sustainability know by calling 760-750-4502 or you can email us at

For batteries that don’t match the description noted above (i.e. small sealed lead batteries), these would need to be managed separately. Please call Safety, Health & Sustainability at 760-750-4502 or email us at to have this done.