Rumpke Bans Lithium Battery Disposal in Bins

Batteries don't belong in Rumpke's bins. There were two fires last week within 24 hours. Rumpke's employees say there was a fire in their operations center, requiring crews to act fast. 

The garbage collection company says trying to recycle lithium ion batteries improperly is creating a big problem. They say those batteries cannot be safely recycled in single-stream recycling. 

Some big box stores have battery drop off boxes where those batteries can be safely recycled.


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