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.

Prevent fire risk - cover the terminals of 9V batteries! Click here for more info.

In the wider community, residents may place their used batteries in specially marked containers at Pick 'n Pay, Peppergrove Mall. 

On-campus contact: Mr Francis Chindeka, Chief Technical Officer, Chemistry Department, 046 603 8267 / f.chindeka(at)

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)

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Last Modified: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:20:17 SAST