EHS has been charged (see what we did there) with the collection and disposal of recyclable batteries around campus.
Before you shoot us an email or give us a ring, however, make note of the following requirements and procedures for recycling.
Rechargeable and Non-Alkaline Batteries Only, Please
Princeton only recycles rechargeable and non-alkaline batteries: lithium-ion (used in laptops and cameras), nickel cadmium (commonly used for power tools), button cell (watch) and rechargeable C, D, AA and AAA batteries, generally marked “rechargeable,” "Ni-MH” or "lithium".
Alkaline batteries are NOT recycled by Princeton. Such batteries are not classified as hazardous waste and the recovery process uses more energy than would be saved by re-use. These batteries can be disposed of in the regular trash.
Lead-Acid (automobile) batteries are picked up by an outside vendor. Contact EHS for more information.
EHS has set up collection buckets in several locations around campus.
- E-Quad A134 (outside of loading dock)
- Moffett R033 (outside of loading dock)
- Icahn M06 storage (outside of loading dock)
- Frick (outside of stockroom)
- MacMillan (1st floor receiving; hallway outside of B22)
To request a pick-up of a full bucket, contact us at EHS@princeton.edu or fill out a Hazardous Waste Collection Form.
If you do not work near one of these collection sites, you can request a battery pickup by emailing us at EHS@princeton.edu or calling 609-258-1545.
For more information, consult our Battery Disposal Quick Guide.