Sustainability

Battery Recycling

Rechargeable batteriesWestern is changing its battery recycling program on campus as a result of a recent inspection from Transport Canada. This will allow Western to improve the way that batteries are separated, stored, transported and disposed of on campus inline in compliance with Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations and the Ministry of the Environment.

Previously, batteries have been accepted in most buildings on campus at several locations in each building. Batteries can be dropped off in nine locations on campus.

The new locations for battery drop off include:

For safety reasons, batteries are required to be separated by type. Recycling bins will be available for three different types of batteries;

We appreciate your co-operation as we comply with governement regulations and welcome any questions or comments you may have to sustainability@uwo.ca

battery recycling has changed poster

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