Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

PROPERTY
20.77
New 12-07
Surplus Stores
335-4630

Contaminated Surplus Property
Appendix 5B: Batteries

PDF link

BATTERIES

Batteries that are spent, leaking, or ruptured are considered to be hazardous waste.

Remove all spent, leaking, or ruptured batteries prior to surplusing equipment. Submit the batteries to EH&S for recycling with a completed Chemical Collection Request. See SPPM 5.66 or the EH&S Chemical Collection Request website at:

http://forms.ehs.wsu.edu/Main.aspx

EH&S accepts all types of batteries including:

For more details go to the EH&S Battery Recycling website at:

http://ehs.wsu.edu/es/BatteryRecycling.html

Recycling Procedures

Complete the following steps to submit batteries to EH&S for recycling:

http://forms.ehs.wsu.edu/Main.aspx

After receiving the completed CCR, EH&S collects the batteries from the laboratory, office, or work area.

Item Evaluation Form

After removing the batteries, evaluate the equipment for the presence of any hazardous contamination. Attach a completed Item Evaluation form to the item. Complete and/or print the PDF master on 20.77.4 to obtain copies of the evaluation form.

If the batteries were leaking or ruptured, the item may need to be decontaminated prior to surplus collection. See Appendix 3: Chemical Contamination on 20.77.8-9.