Tom Hicks, Hazardous Materials Specialist
thicks@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-2883
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Mark Borth, Hazardous Materials Technician II
borth@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-6279
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030

PSS Units

<span style="font-size:65%">Environmental Health & Safety</span>

Environmental Health and Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Phone: (208) 885-6524
Fax: (208) 885-5969
Email

<span style="font-size:65%">Public Safety & Security</span>

Public Safety and Security
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162 
Moscow, ID 83844-3162
Phone: (208) 885-2254
Fax: (208) 885-9490

<span style="font-size:65%">Emergency Management</span>

Emergency Management
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7179
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

<span style="font-size:65%">Risk Management & Insurance</span>

Risk Management & Insurance
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162
Moscow, ID 83844-3162 
Phone: (208) 885-7177
Fax: (208) 885-9490
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

<span style="font-size:65%">Security Services</span>

Security Services
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7054
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Batteries

Universal Waste - Batteries

What we do


A variety of used batteries can contain hazardous materials, such as the toxic metals cadmium, lead, and mercury, or are water-reactive, and must be managed as a regulated waste. Included in this category are Lithium, Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad), Lead-Acid, and others. Used batteries are a category of Universal Waste.

Environmental Health and Safety coordinates with the Facilities Services Recycling/Surplus/Solid Waste division to collect and recycle used batteries. Depending upon the quantities that you generate in a given period of time, EHS will provide various sizes of plastic drums to collect the used batteries. Once the container is full, the generator submits a Chemical Waste Collection Request or EHS picks up the drums automatically on a six-month schedule.

How you can help


Collect used batteries in a manner that avoids releasing any constituents to the environment. Place the batteries in the provided poly drum or use a container that can be closed when not adding batteries. If you are using your own container, mark it "Universal Waste - Batteries" and mark the date you put the first battery in the container. Keep separate and know how to handle leaking batteries.

Note: Alkaline batteries are not a regulated waste and can be disposed in the municipal trash.

Find more detailed information about Used Batteries Management here.