Seneca works with an external company to dispose of batteries using a method that recycles and reuses all of the components of an alkaline battery sustainably — nothing is sent to landfill. In 2019 alone, Seneca collected 300 kilograms of batteries for safe recycling.
Containers for battery collection are located in high-traffic locations at Newnham and Markham campuses.
- near the Welcome Desk, Building A
- near the Welcome Desk, Residence
- near the Security Desk, lobby
To avoid the possibility of a short circuit, affix masking tape to the terminal ends of lithium, button cells, six- and nine-volt, and sealed acid batteries prior to disposal.
Departments may request a two-gallon bin to collect batteries in their office by contacting Paula Echeveste Petrone. If you have a full bin, dispose of it in the large battery drum at Newnham Campus outside the custodial office in Room D1104 or at Markham Campus near the Security Desk.