At this time UCF EHS recycles the following types of batteries:
- Carbon Zinc
- Lead Acid
- Rechargeable batteries from cell phones, power tools, computers, radios, etc.
- Nickel Cadmium
- Nickel Metal Hydride
- Button Batteries
Please note, UCF does NOT recycle spent alkaline and spent non-rechargeable lithium batteries, these may be disposed of in the trash.
Steps for Battery Recycling
- Tape each battery terminal with non-conductive tape or place each battery in a sealed clear bag. Take care not to cover the battery type name since each battery will be segregated by the type prior to recycling.
- Store in a plastic container or cardboard box. Label the container “Used Batteries for Recycling”.
- Call EHS (407) 823-2887 to pick up business-related used batteries and to handle and dispose of leaking batteries. Online requests can be placed using EHSA hazardous waste request form. Battery recycling containers are also located at the UCF Computer Store.
UCF EHS is equipped to handle and dispose of hazardous waste from academic activities. For household battery recycling contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, refer to their Battery Recycling and Disposal Fact Sheet or contact your local county landfill for disposal or recycling options.
Hazardous Waste Safety Contacts
Environmental Safety Specialist