Battery recycling changes

The Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus accepts ALL battery types for recycling. Please follow the procedures outlined below to ensure we are following EPA and our recycling vendor's safety requirements, as batteries can catch fire if not properly handled.

  • All batteries, regardless of type, must have the terminals taped using clear, masking, or electrical tape.
  • Batteries must be separated by type and placed in a bag or box labeled "Used Batteries" and include the type, e.g., alkaline, lithium-ion, lithium, nickel metal hydride (NiMH), nickel cadmium (NiCd), etc. Check the side of the battery for type.
  • Batteries can be taped individually, or you can tape smaller batteries together, provided terminals are covered.

Contact Homewood Recycling to recycle lead acid batteries.

If these procedures are not followed, we will not be able to remove the batteries for recycling. Visit the Homewood Recycling website for more information.