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Battery Recycling at Hunter

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Drop-off points for used household batteries are far and few between in NYC, so this is a welcome addition to Hunter's sustainability effort.  When batteries are thrown into the garbage, they usually end up in landfills.  The caustic acids they contain can leak out and leach into the soil and water table.  Stop by and put your spent batteries into these clear plastic, green-capped cylinders. 

68th St. Campus, Hunter North: outside room 857; outside room 927; inside room C-006; outside room 121; inside the Welcome Center; inside the Audio-Visual department; east wing of 11th floor near student benches

68th St. Campus, Hunter East: outside room 1211A; inside Dean of Arts & Sciences main office HE-812

205 Hudson MFA Building: 3rd floor, in Program Director's office

Campus Schools: inside the Faculty Lounge; near the Public Safety security desk

Brookdale: near the North and West building 1st floor elevators; in the mailroom foyer on the 2st floor of the West Building

Silberman School of Social Work: outside library entrance; 3rd floor by elevator foyer; 4th floor past entrance to SSW office; 5th, 7th & 8th floor by elevator foyer

All batteries except car and computer batteries are considered "household" batteries.

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