The University of Illinois offers rechargeable battery recycling through Call2Recycle (http://www.call2recycle.org/). Remember that Illinois law requires that the battery terminals are taped on both rechargable and single use batteries prior to reycling.
Types of batteries accepted
The Call2Recycle rechargeable battery program recycles Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, Lithium Ion, Nickel Zinc, and Small Sealed Lead Acid which are commonly found in power tools and cellphones. You can also recycle cell phones at Call2Recycle drop-off locations.
For a complete list of campus recycling locations, visit http://www.fs.illinois.edu/services/waste-management-recycling/battery-recycling.
Have batteries you want to recycle? Here's a list of some locations in Champaign-Urbana, according to Earth911 and Call2Recycle. Remember that Illinois law requires that the battery terminals are taped on both rechargable and single use batteries prior to reycling.
Please call the location you want to visit for more information before taking your batteries for drop-off.
Illinois EPA's Services Locator identifies recycling facilities throughout the state for medications, electronics, household hazardous waste, and vehicle emissions testing.