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Batteries & Lightbulbs

Batteries (especially rechargeable ones) should be recycled to prevent heavy metals and toxic materials from entering the waste stream.

Students can find battery buckets in every laundry room and building on campus. Use these buckets to recycle your dead batteries.

Not a student? Bring your batteries to the Keene Recycling Center for free recycling.

Be Safe: Tape the terminals of your rechargeable batteries before dropping them into the battery bucket to prevent fire and explosion.


Light Bulbs

For On-Campus Students

Students living on campus have 3 options:

  1. Bring your spent light bulbs to the recycling office in Joslin basement
  2. Ask your RD to submit a work order request for ROCKS to pick-up your spent light bulb from the recycling room
  3. Bring your bulb to Home Depot to be recycled

Faculty and Staff

Bring your spent light bulbs to the recycling office in Joslin basement Submit a work order request for ROCKS to pick-up your spent light bulb NEVER SEND LIGHTBULBS THROUGH CAMPUS MAIL!

What to do with Bulbs from Your Home and Off-Campus

Bring your spent bulbs to the Keene Recycling Center on route 12. They accept all sizes of fluorescent bulbs for recycling. Or, bring your spent bulbs to Home Depot to be recycled.

Help! I broke a light bulb! What do I do?

Follow these easy instructions from the EPA on the proper clean-up of a broken fluorescent light bulb.