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Some batteries should be recycled because of the toxic elements that can leach into the ground when dumped into landfills. MU has convenient battery box locations around campus where you can bring your used batteries to. See the PDF at the end of this page for detailed procedures and information about battery recycling at Mizzou.

For a detailed map of the battery box locations found on campus, follow these steps:

  1. Visit MU’s interactive map.
  2. Zoom in to the area that you’d like to drop off your batteries
  3. Click on “Legend and Map Display” in the left-hand drop-down menu.
  4. Click on the “More” tab.
  5. Click “More Layers: Off” to turn the extra layers on.
  6. Uncheck the “Emergency Phones” and “Bike Racks” to find a convenient battery box location.

Acceptable batteries to be recycled:

  • Lithium (found in consumer electronics)
  • Lead Acid (found in various electrical equipment)
  • Nickel-Cadmium (found in some power tools)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (found in various consumer electronics)

Unacceptable batteries:

  • Alkaline (AA, AAA, C, D, 9V) – Discard with regular trash
  • Button (found in watches, hearing aids, calculators) – EHS collects: call for pickup 573-882-3736
  • Lithium (found in non-rechargeable consumer electronics) – EHS collects: call for pickup 573-882-3736
  • Leaking lead acid – EHS collects: call for pickup 573-882-3736