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Handle with Care: A Call for Responsible Battery Disposal Practices

In a crucial safety alert, the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) has emphasised the importance of proper battery disposal to avert potentially hazardous fire incidents.

The WMRR underscores the need for a meticulous examination of items before disposal to identify embedded batteries. If discovered, it is imperative to carefully extract the battery and promptly deposit it at a designated Bcycle collection point.

Lithium-ion batteries, commonly found in various battery types, pose a significant fire risk. Disposing of these batteries in regular bins not only endangers the environment but can also lead to dangerous fires.

To facilitate safe battery disposal, individuals should visit to locate the nearest drop-off point in their vicinity.

In the interest of personal and environmental safety, adhere to these guidelines and play a vital role in preventing battery-related fires.


Let's all stay safe and dispose of batteries responsibly!


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