Used batteries constitute a form of hazardous waste. However, their safe disposal requires little extra effort. At Rhodes University, staff and students are encouraged to take their used batteries to the Chemistry Department for safe disposal.
In the wider community, residents may place their used batteries in specially marked containers at Pick 'n Pay, Peppergrove Mall. This is part of a country-wide effort by outlets to support socially and environmentally responsible disposal of certain kinds of hazardous waste.
On-campus contact: Mr Don Dondashe, Chemical Store & Safety Officer, Chemistry Department, 046-603.8257 / v.dondashe(at)ru.ac.za
Off-campus contact: Grahamstown Electrical Distributors in Hill Street; Pick 'n Pay at Pepper Grove Mall in African Street (Mr Jon Campbell, 046 636 1747, fjc(at)fpnp.co.za).
- Toxic solvents and other hazardous chemicals
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Printing cartridges
Go to the Rhodes University ENVIRONMENT front page. Suggestions/Questions? Contact environment(at)ru.ac.za