Fires ignite debate on battery recycling and disposal

By William Ton
Updated June 21 2024 - 9:55am, first published 9:49am
Australians are throwing away up to $3.1b of materials in lithium batteries by not recycling them. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS)
Australians are throwing away up to $3.1b of materials in lithium batteries by not recycling them. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS)

Rubbish collection services are at risk as workers face daily fires caused by improperly disposed batteries, with the industry demanding urgent action on battery collection points.

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