Battery Recycling

Battery Recyle Bin ImageThe Battery Solutions recycling program recycles alkaline batteries that are commonly used in fire alarms and parking meters.

Got batteries to recycle? Facilities & Services participates in the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) program. This program recycles Nickel/Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, Lithium Ion, and Small Sealed Lead batteries less than 2 pounds.



If you do not want to recycle your rechargeable batteries, they must be disposed as hazardous waste through the Division of Research Safety.

Call2Recycle Battery Recycling Program Guidelines
Call2Recycle Website
How to Start a Rechargeable Battery Recycling Program


Rechargeable Battery Recycling

The Call2Recycle rechargeable battery program recycles Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, Lithium Ion, Nickel Zinc, and Small Sealed Lead Acid batteries less than 11 lbs which are commonly found in power tools and cellphones. Cell phones can also be recycled here. Receptacles to place used batteries are located in:

  • Physical Plant Services Building, 1501 S. Oak Street, Champaign
  • Illini Union, 1401 W. Green, Urbana
  • Building Research Council, 1 E. St. Mary's Rd., Champaign
  • Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One Hazelwood Dr., Champaign
  • Z Building 1901 S. First St., Suite C, Champaign


If you decide to not recycle your rechargeable batteries, contact the Division of Research Safety at 217-333-2755 to determine if they need to be disposed as hazardous waste.