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Surplus electronic battery recycling

Posted by Daphne Hulse on July 28, 2023

From: Hulse, Daphne Lauren <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 5, 2023 3:19 PM
To: Weaver, Jeff <>
Subject: Surplus and waste memo / batteries


Hi Jeff,


On a different note, battery recycling is a topic that has come up several times recently. F&S does not have any comprehensive program at this point. DRS collects batteries from departments for disposal through their hazardous waste vendor, but they do not recycle the batteries. Regarding batteries from devices such as computers, laptops, cell phones, tablets, and other small devices, (devices that will not be redistributed out to departments for reuse) do you know how these are handled through the state? If they are recycled?


[Surplus response] For the small batteries in those devices, we ship them to Secure Processors, the downstate State contracted electronics recycling vendor.  We don’t know how the vendor handles the batteries on their end after we ship them.


Thank you,


Daphne Hulse (she/her)
Zero Waste Coordinator
Facilities & Services | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
+1 (217) 333-7550 |

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