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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Collection October 8th

Battery fire

West Goshen Township will be hosting Chester County’s HHW event on October 8th at the Government Services Center on Westtown Road. You must register for this event.

While rechargeable batteries are a step in the right direction to reduce hazardous waste, there have been issues, like the fires, arising. The lithium batteries are powerful due to the elements that make them up. Lithium is a very reactive element and when damaged (even after considered to be a dead battery) can pose fire and explosion risks.

Sometimes sanitation truck drivers do not notice the fire before it is too late and the only response would be to exit the vehicle. When this happens the truck driver’s life is in serious jeopardy including the lives of others on the road, and your property along with anyone on your property at the time. SO, WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP? Lithium-ion batteries are very different from alkaline batteries that you can throw away, they MUST be recycled at specific facilities.  :Lithium batteries should never be disposed of in your regular trash.

PLEASE bring your batteries to a Household Hazardous Waste event.

Learn more and register here.

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