Sunday Mirror

Batteries are ‘time bombs’


DUMPED batteries have caused 600 fires in bin lorries and recycling centres in the last year.

A survey of 58 local authoritie­s estimated the damage bill at £474million.

The rechargeab­le lithium-ion batteries are from devices like mobiles, scooters, e-cigs and cars.

The British Metals Recycling Associatio­n wants an awareness campaign and proper recycling scheme.

President Susie Burrage said: “These batteries are ticking time bombs.”

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