Battery Disposal

Home Generated Batteries

UC employees should take their home-generated batteries to their community recycling center rather than disposing of them on campus.

Drop off locations may be found by calling the local health department, garbage company or by clicking here. http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Publiced/Earths911.htm

Campus Generated Batteries

For batteries generated on campus, log into the Hazardous Waste Program (HWP) to create a waste label and request a pickup.

If you are an infrequent user of the HWP web site, EH&S staff will assist you. Please send the following information to HWP@berkeley.edu:

  • The building name and room number where small batteries will be collected
  • The number of 1-gallon battery containers you would like us to drop off (free)
  • A valid chart string to cover our sorting and recycling costs
  • Your name and phone number

Disposal Through a Third Party Vendor

If you are not submitting the disposal request through EH&S and are using a third party vendor, make sure you are following all regulatory requirements and retain a copy of your shipping records for at least 3 years.

Resources

Fact Sheet: Universal Waste (Electronic Wastes, Used Batteries & Fluorescent Lamps)