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Batteries

When batteries are disposed of improperly the toxic materials found in this item can contaminate nearby water and soil systems, harming wildlife and humans alike. To combat this environmental concern, MU has convenient battery box locations around campus where you can properly recycle the following types of batteries:

  • 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)

Additional Battery Types

If you have any of the following types of batteries, call MU Environmental Health and Safety at 573-882-7018 so they can collect and properly recycle them:

  • Button (found in watches, hearing aids, calculators)
  • Lithium (found in non-rechargeable consumer electronics)
  • Leaking lead acid

Alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9V) will need to be recycled through the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility in Columbia, Missouri.

Resources

Battery Collection Container Map

Rechargeable Battery and Cell Phone Recycling Program Guidelines