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Recycle and recharge batteries this Christmas

picture of a big pile of batteries. Photo credit John CameronDURING the festive season the council is urging people to ensure they recycle dead batteries responsibly, or switch to rechargeable batteries as a more environmentally friendly alternative.

Over 189 million batteries are used over the Christmas period and the council is reminding people that dead batteries should never be disposed of in waste or recycling bins.

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Public urged to recycle batteries responsibly

RECENT fires at waste sites and on collections vehicles have prompted fresh calls for people in East Sussex to dispose of batteries correctly.

Although the cause of all the fires has not been confirmed, the council and its waste partners, Veolia and N+P, fear batteries that have been incorrectly disposed of are to blame for many of the incidents.

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