Battery/Cell Phone Recycling

Picture of a clear bucket with a recycling label filled with batteries with a wooden plank floor background.

Batteries that are disposed of in the "normal" trash are a fire risk. Terminals can touch and cause sparks (which can lead to fire), batteries can be crushed in the trash truck (leading to explosions), batteries can be exposed to liquid or combustibles (leading to hazardous conditions), and more.

Battery and Cell Phone Recycling

Picture of a brown battery recycling box with attached baggies for battery and cell phone recycling.

TWU has placed recycling boxes in high-traffic areas on campus as an initiative to dispose of batteries (and cell phones) safely. The instructions are on the boxes, and can also be found below:

  • Any undamaged battery under 10 lbs. can be deposited into the drop-off box.
  • Batteries deposited in the box should be bagged. Bags are included on the box; alternatively, they may be put into a plastic baggie or taped at the terminals to prevent unintended contact. The included bags have adhesive to close them. 
  • All that's left is to drop the bag in the box!

Current Locations

Battery/cell phone recycling boxes can currently be found at residential halls across campus. Risk Management may also be contacted to schedule a pickup.

For questions or suggestions about the battery/cell phone recycling program, please contact TWU EH&S at or 940-898-4001, option 3.

Page last updated 4:46 PM, June 24, 2024