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Got batteries to throw away?

20 December 2017 08:00

Dispose of batteries safely

It is crucial not to bin batteries, but at Christmas with new gadgets aplenty, this message is ever more important. All batteries can cause fires, in refuse trucks and at waste plants, but lithium batteries are more prone and these are the ones in phones, laptops, tablets, digital cameras and hand held games. In fact British Airways ban customers from carrying spares in their travel luggage, because of the risk they pose.

So if you get a new gadget this month, you can take old ones, and loose batteries, to a Household Waste Recycling Site; or if you only have loose batteries, there are disposal points all over the place - all supermarkets and DIY stores have them.

In the Village, you may take them to the Co-Op.