Office of Energy & Sustainability

Battery Recycling

Two new bins for batteries recycling are now available in the Belfer Research Building (at the building entrance just behind the turnstiles) and the 1300 York Avenue building (first floor in front of the LC elevators, all the way to your right when you enter the building). 

EHS collects the batteries from these bins regularly.

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Battery Recycling in the Belfer Research Building and in the 1300 York Avenue building


Accepted batteries


  • Rechargeable and button cell batteries, if extremities are taped.

     -Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd)
     -Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH)
     -Nickel-Zinc (Ni-Zn)
     -Silver-Oxide (SR)

Not accepted batteries

  • Lithium ion or lithium metal batteries 
  • Damaged batteries

These batteries need to be collected by EHS as hazardous material. Submit a waste pick-up request.


Battery recycling sign


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Office of Energy & Sustainability 1300 York Avenue, LC006, Box 14, New York, NY 10065