Significant Increase of Lithium-ion Battery Fires

November 15, 2023 10:31 am in by
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Energy Safe Victoria, Country Fire Authority (CFA), and Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) are responding to increasing trends of lithium-ion battery-related fires – responding to at least one significant blaze per week – and that number is only growing.

CFA Deputy Chief Officer Garry Cook says to dispose of batteries safely by taping them – not only protecting those involved in the recycling process but young children also.

E-waste of any size can be dropped off at the Heathcote, Goornong and Strathfieldsaye transfer stations for free.

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Smaller items such as batteries, can also be dropped off at other locations around the region such as the Kangaroo Flat and Bendigo Library.


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