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Fire service ask people not to throw batteries in their normal bins

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Fire service ask people not to throw batteries in their normal bins

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has reminded people not to throw batteries into the normal waste bins. 

A spokesperson for DSFRS shared a post about disposing of batteries in the recycling boxes at the kerbside.

The said: "Due to the number of fires started by household waste and incorrectly disposing materials, a few simple actions can help prevent fires. 

"Please, never put batteries into the household waste."

The South Hams District Council website states that no "batteries of any type" should go in the grey bin, and that "household batteries can be placed in your recycling box". 

Some of us still are not on the updated recycling system, in which case we suggest batteries are taken to recycling centres. 

Other things that cannot go into the grey bin: 

  • Any recycling, food waste or garden waste - these should go in your recycling containers, food caddy and brown bin
  • Batteries of any type
  • Electrical items - please take these to your local recycling centre
  • Non-household or commercial waste
  • DIY waste, such as paint, plasterboard, rubble, timber and tiles - these items should be taken to your nearest recycling centre

Remember that vapes are also not to be disposed of in normal bins either - you can recycle them at Torr Quarry Recycling Centre. Check your other recycling centres by checking your postcode HERE


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