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Sustainable Seneca

Waste Reduction

Seneca aims to be a postsecondary leader in waste reduction. Read about our initiatives below and learn more about our approach to waste management.

 

Batteries

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.

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.

Battery Bin