18
December
2018
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01:51
Australia/Melbourne

Safety alert: disposing of batteries

In the lead up to Christmas, there are many presents that may come into the home that contain batteries.

In the case of electric scooters and skateboards, which are becoming more popular these days, these scooters and skateboards have battery packs which supply power to the engine which are hidden under deck of the scooter/skateboard.

The most common batteries are made from nickel metal hydride or lithium iron.

Sims Metal Management would like to advise that the business will only be accepting these items if the batteries have been removed prior to coming into the yard.

What can we do to prevent any issues:

  • Be vigilant when checking loads that are coming in
  • Share any information on different products found to contain these batteries with other yards
  • Be aware of the high potential these batteries have of causing a fire
  • For all other batteries refer to the battery handling procedures.

Residents should responsibly dispose of all batteries at the Wodonga Waste Transfer Station separately at no cost.