Why Proper Battery Disposal is Important
Lithium battery disposal is a hot issue. When not properly disposed, lithium batteries can easily combust, causing costly damage, injury, or even death.
This fact was brought to life, unfortunately, at the Lee, NH Transfer Station earlier this week when an improperly disposed-of lithium battery caught fire.
"Thanks to the quick thinking of the Transfer Station crew today, this situation was handled quickly and safely. Their training was put to good use, and there was no damage to any equipment or the building," said the Lee NH Public Works Department. "Again, we got really lucky this was spotted quickly, or the situation could have been much much worse!"
Learn more about battery disposal and how to prevent battery fires at your transfer station: https://www.nrrarecycles.org/.../lithium-battery-fire-lee-nh
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