The Mackay School of Geosciences and Engineering, the John Mackay Club, and Redwood Materials will host a battery collection event on November 16 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This group will collect lithium and rechargeable batteries and devices, and nickel-metal hydride batteries at the Gateway Plaza outside the Joe Crowley Student Union.
Acceptable rechargeable devices (those containing batteries) include:
- cell phone
- cordless power tools
- electric toothbrush
- inhale vape
- wireless headphones
- car key fob battery
- battery for rechargeable vacuum cleaner
- Other rechargeable devices with lithium-ion batteries
Redwood Materials is a company based in Northern Nevada. Redwood Materials aims to build a closed-loop domestic supply chain of lithium-ion batteries. For more information on recycling lithium and how to recycle old devices and batteries, please visit the Redwood Materials website.