Battery Disposal Instructions


  • Alkaline batteries (A, C, D, AA, 9-Volt, etc.)
  • Rechargeable batteries (Note:  these may look exactly like Alkaline batteries)
  • Lithium-ion, Nickel Cadmium (NiCad), Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries
  • Lead Acid batteries
  • ...and all other batteries


Waste Preparation:

Place tape (any kind) over each of the battery's terminals.

Method of Disposal

Fill out the Chemical Pick-Up Request form.  This form will ask who you are, what room and building the batteries are in,  what batteries you need to dispose of, and how many of each. 

If you have any special instructions like where the batteries are located within the room, or if you have special instructions on when the pick-up should occur, you can enter this information in the comments section. 

The form will be submitted electronically to several members of EHS and someone will come and pick up the batteries - usually within hours, but within up to three working days.

Additional Information:

For additional information, please consult the Battery Disposal Policy.

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