Recycle any ink cartridge (printer, fax) by taking it to Ruth Brady’s office (5.130).
Old computers should not be put in the trash. They contain lead and other potentially hazardous materials which may harm the environment or pose a risk to public health. Read the City of Austin - Computer Recycling sheet for more information.
Donate your computer to the National Cristina Foundation (NCF). The NCF and Dell have partnered to provide computer technology to people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons. Visit the National Cristina Foundation for more information.
Take old cell phones to a box in the School of Nursing Lobby for donation to SafePlace. Donated cell phones MUST have chargers.
Visit U.S. EPA Plug-In To eCycling web site to learn more about where to Recycle Your Cell Phone.
All household batteries, including alkaline, nickel cadmium (Nicad), rechargeable, watch, camera, cell phone, laptop and other, similar batteries can be brought to the Learning Center Reserve Desk for recycling purposes. The Learning Center will periodically take them to Radio Shack where they will be disposed of properly.
Read the City of Austin - How to Dispose of Batteries sheet to learn more about disposing batteries.
Disposal of Lead Batteries
Texas enacted a law in 1992 that made it illegal to dispose of a lead-acid battery in any manner other than through a battery dealer or approved collection or recycling center. This legislation also mandates that when citizens buy new automotive batteries at an auto parts store, gas station, or repair shop, the dealer is required to accept the old one. These used batteries are then sold to companies that recycle the batteries in large volumes. To find a location that accepts lead-acid batteries, please call 1-800-CLEAN-UP.
Visit City of Austin - Solid Waste Services for more information.
My Green Electronics
My Green Electronics is a web site where you can enter your zip code and find local places where electronic items can be recycled.