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Residents asked to recycle batteries responsibly

Recycling bosses at Rugby Borough Council are asking residents to dispose of batteries properly.

Cllr Kathryn Lawrence
Cllr Kathryn Lawrence Published Monday, 23rd January 2023

The warnings come on the back of fires breaking out in recycling trucks and at waste transfer stations elsewhere in the country.
 
Batteries should not be placed with household waste or recycling because of the fire and environmental risks.
 
They can instead be disposed of at household waste recycling centres and at most supermarkets that offer battery recycling.
 
Cllr Kathryn Lawrence, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for operations and traded services, said: "Recent fires elsewhere show the very real dangers of throwing old batteries into the bin. The heavy metals and chemicals found in batteries can also cause harm to the environment if not disposed of properly.
 
"Batteries can be disposed of at your nearest supermarket which offers battery recycling, and recycling them in this way will protect our crews and help prevent fires."

Residents can find out more about how to dispose of household waste at www.rugby.gov.uk/whichbin.

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