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Battery Disposal Guidelines

Download a copy of the Battery Disposal Guidelines (PDF)

Alkaline batteries can go into the trash and to the landfill. We used to take them to the Ada County Hazardous Materials depot at the Hidden Hollow landfill, but Ken Wall (577-4736), the Hazardous Materials Coordinator, indicated that the toxicity of the alkaline batteries is so low that there is no need to recycle them.

All rechargeable batteries are recycled by Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability, and include all of the following:

  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-ion)
  • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)

We can either pick the batteries up (call 426-3303) or you can drop them off at 1129 Euclid Avenue (offices are in the south modular building on Beacon), or at the BroncoTec Shop in the SUB.