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Don’t let your batteries cause a blaze

Posted on 12 September 2017

Batteries being thrown away in the household rubbish causing a fire risk at our waste facilities.

West Sussex residents are being urged to think before they throw away batteries.


An increasing number are showing up in the county’s household rubbish, and they all present a fire risk.


We have seen a number of fires from batteries or electrical goods over the years, in refuse trucks, and at our waste facilities.


With levels going up, especially smaller batteries, the waste and recycling contractors for West Sussex have both flagged their concerns to the County Council.