Department of Health & Safety

The University of Mississippi

Campus Recycling

Battery Recycling

Rechargeable batteries are regulated as hazardous waste when discarded. Health and Safety collects and recycles the following types of rechargeable batteries:

  • NiCad Batteries (regulated because of the toxic metal cadmium)
  • Lead Acid and Lead-Gel Batteries (regulated because of the toxic metal lead)
  • Mercury (button) Batteries (regulated because of the toxic metal mercury)
  • Lithium Batteries (regulated because of the water reactive metal lithium)

To fully comply with applicable regulations, Health and Safety will accept these batteries from all campus sources for proper disposal.

Automotive Batteries

  • The Physical Plant Service Station 915-7304 will collect vehicle batteries from all campus sources at no charge. The service station will not pick up car batteries. Please call the station or the Physical Plant 915-7051 if you need additional instruction or directions.

Battery Disposal

  • Common batteries and alkaline batteries are to be discarded with normal trash.

Cell Phone Recycling

  • Most rechargeable cell phone batteries are regulated as hazardous waste when discarded.
  • Health and Safety collects and recycles all types of rechargeable batteries.
  • Health and Safety also accepts cell phones, with or without chargers, from all campus sources for recycling.
  • University-owned cell phones must be salvaged by Property Control and removed from departmental inventory.

Do Not Place University-owned Cell Phones in Recycling Containers!

Motor Oil Recycling

All people on the Oxford campus, including residents of university-operated residence halls, apartments, and fraternity and sorority houses, are now responsible for collecting motor oil and for ensuring proper disposal and handling of this material.

The Physical Plant Service Station 915-7304 will collect used motor oil from all campus residents at no charge. The service station will not pick up used oil. Please call the station or the Physical Plant 915-7051 if you need additional instruction or directions.