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Batteries and Monitors Recycling

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Battery and Monitors Recycling and Removal

Computer monitors contain toxic elements (including lead and cadmium) that may be harmful to the environment when improperly disposed. Batteries may also contain mercury, lead, and cadmium. As a result, EPA regulations prohibit the disposal of nonworking computer monitors in a landfill for institutions such as Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech Environmental Health & Safety will pick up and properly recycle unwanted monitors and TVs (no inventory tags) and spent batteries at no cost to your department. Just complete the form linked below. The expected pick-up date of the monitors or batteries should be within 1-to-2 weeks of submitting the form. Holiday schedules may delay these pick-ups.

Battery and Broken/Nonworking Monitor Pickup Requests

Fill out the form below to request a pickup of old batteries, monitors, and TVs. Pickups may take up to three weeks to complete.

Environmental Health & Safety will collect only those unwanted, scratched, broken CRT monitors, TVs, flatscreens that do NOT have Virginia Tech inventory tags. Virginia Tech Surplus Property must collect all items with inventory tags. The requesting department is responsible for removing the equipment from the university's fixed assets inventory.

Types of Batteries Picked up by Environmental Health & Safety for Recycling

Environmental Health & Safety will pick up batteries from:

  • Laptops;
  • Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS);
  • Automobile-type batteries; and
  • Nickel-cadmium from power tools. 

Battery types include:

  • Lithium-ion;
  • Button;
  • Lead-acid; and 
  • Alkaline. 

Complete the Battery and Computer Monitor Pick-up Form to schedule a pickup. 

If you have questions or would like to ask about a specific type of battery not listed, please call 540-231-3600.


Contact Information

Phone: 540-231-3600