Sustainable Seneca

Waste Reduction

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Batteries

United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 14. Life Below Water

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.

Newnham Campus

  • near the Welcome Desk, Building A
  • near the Welcome Desk, Residence

Markham Campus

  • 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.

Battery Bin