Battery Recycling Program

Battery RecyclingWhy recycle?

Every year millions of batteries make their way into normal landfills. The heavy metals and toxic chemicals from the decomposition of these batteries have the potential to contaminate soil and pollute our waterways.

Our goal is to provide a safe, convenient and environmentally responsible way to handle used batteries.

Read how UBC was named a "Leader in Sustainability" by Call2Recycle in 2013.

About the Program 

We recycle both rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries free of charge. The service is provided by Call2Recycle.

Look for Battery Recycling boxes in your area and get recycling today! Download our Battery Recycling Poster.

Find a battery recycling collection spot near you.  

Want to Help? 

We're looking for helpers to spread the word throughout UBC about battery recycling. Sign up now to become our Battery Contact in your area.

Does your battery weigh more than five pounds?

All heavy batteries must be packaged in a strong cardboard box and picked up by a member of UBC's Environmental Services Facility (ESF). Contact ESF to arrange a pick up.

Contact Us

ESF Technician

Recycling Procedures

Before placing your batteries in the collection box, please segrate them into the following two categories:

1. Non-Rechargeable Batteries (Alkaline batteries, AA, AAA, D, 9V, Lantern batteries)
 - No extra packaging is required. Put these batteries directly into the battery recycling box.

2. Rechargeable Batteries (Cell phone batteries, laptop batteries, electronic batteries, cordless hand-tool batteries) and
    Lithium Primary Batteries
(Button batteries, camera batteries)

Place each battery in its own plastic bag

Place inside the collection box


Battery Collection Finder

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