Rumpke experienced more than a dozen fires at its Cincinnati and Columbus recycling facilities in 2017. We also continue to see numerous truck fires across the company. The culprit: batteries.

Placing batteries – specifically lithium ion batteries – in your recycling and trash containers causes a dangerous situation. When batteries break, they spark fires, putting people – employees and the motoring public – unnecessarily at risk.

Don't place batteries in your trash or recycling containers. Please learn how to properly dispose of unwanted batteries through your solid waste district. Visit the appropriate link below for more information. 

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