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Battery Recycling (Ongoing)
During the 2017-2018 academic year, interested faculty members formed the Campus Committee on Recycling Batteries. Members included Clara Bosak-Schroeder, Ömer Özgür Çapraz, Marcus Smith, and Robert McKim.
Implement Solutions for Special Recyclables
- Pallet Recycling
- Address Electronic Waste (e-waste)
- Battery Recycling
- Glass Recycling at Housing Catering Services
- Glove Recycling
- Handling waste chemicals
- Lamp & Ballast Recycling
- Mill Shop Sawdust Recycling
- Plastic Bag Recycling at Illini Union Bookstore
- Printer Cartridge Recycling
- Recycle Construction and Demolition Waste (C&D)
- Reduce Plastic Film Waste
- Styrecycle: Expanded polystyrene (EPS) recycling program
Special recyclables includes battery recycling. As of spring 2017, departments are welcome to fund battery recycling for their units by purchasing boxes through Call2Recycle. The boxes can be used to collect both rechargeable and single-use alkaline batteries. Full instructions for your unit to participate are available at https://icap.sustainability.illinois.edu/project/rechargeable-battery-recycling.
From 2012 to 2015, campus funded recycling of single-use alkaline batteries through Battery Solutions. Unfortunately, this funding was cut during 2015, due to overall campus budget constraints. Departments were welcome to fund their own alkaline battery recycling through the Battery Solutions program, and rechargeable battery recycling was available through a free Call2Recycle program until spring of 2017. In March 2017, Call2Recycle discontinued the free rechargeable battery recycling program and introduced a mixed bucket at a lower price than it had cost to recycle alkaline batteries alone through Battery Solutions.