University introduces battery and print cartridge recycling program

University archivist Julie Swierczek has started a battery and print cartridge recycling program. Collection bins are located outside the archives office in the McKillop Library, Room 023.

Battery recycling

Accepted materials include:

  • Household batteries (both rechargeable and single use, including button cells, alkaline, NiMH, NiCad, zinc air, lithium and lithium ion).
  • Rechargeable battery packs from cell phones, cameras, power tools, etc.
  • Any other dry-cell batteries.
  • Any non-working handheld electronics, including cell phones, iPods and pagers. (If the device still powers up, put it in the print cartridge recycling bin.)

For safety, please tape the terminals on all batteries before depositing them in the bin, which will prevent short circuits and generation of heat.

Print cartridge recycling

Accepted materials include:

  • Inkjet cartridges, including remanufactured cartridges.
  • Laser toner cartridges (only brand-name cartridges accepted, no remanufactured cartridges permitted).
  • Cell phones, laptops, iPods or tablets. (Damaged electronics are accepted; broken electronics that cannot power up should go in the battery recycling bin.)

Ink tubes, bottles, ribbons or remanufactured toner cartridges cannot be accepted.

1 comment

  1. That’s good. Proper battery recycling should be observed so that there’ll be no problem with the leakage of the hazardous chemicals to our water reservior.

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