The NMU battery recycling program began in 2008. Battery recycling containers are located in each building on campus where consumer batteries can be placed by faculty, staff and students. Central Receiving staff periodically collects them and stores them in 55 gallon drums. The batteries are bi-annually picked up by an outside vendor. They are then taken apart, recycled and disposed of by an approved method.
Since 2008 NMU has collected approximately 7,000 pounds of dry cell batteries. Varieties collected included, alkaline, NiCad, and lead acid cells. Batteries are shipped to a recycling center where they are pulverized for recycling.
Types of batteries accepted include: AAA - AA - C - D - 9 Volt - Button - Photo Electronic - Lantern - Nickel Cadmium
Thank you for your cooperation and for recycling.