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Where Are the Lithium Batteries in Your Home? Contest!

Electronics and toys are among the top purchased items during the holidays. What you may not know is that putting your old battery-powered electronics and toys in your trash or recycling bin is not only an environmental no-no, it can be downright dangerous.

Lithium batteries are compact and lightweight, but also volatile. When compressed in the back of a waste collection truck or by the equipment at a recycling center, they can easily be punctured, causing a spark that can quickly ignite a fire fueled by the surrounding waste and recyclable materials.

If an electronic device can be recharged, it is safe to assume it has a lithium battery inside it. Lithium batteries are found in a wide range of devices, including cell phones, power tools, laptops, tablets, children’s toys, scooters, electric toothbrushes and more.

Odds are you have a number of lithium batteries in your house right now and you may not even realize it. Identify how many devices in your home contain lithium-ion batteries and you could be a winner! We’ll choose three lucky winners based on the number of devices identified. Winners will receive a Republic Services diecast model truck! Hurry! Contest ends January 2, 2024!

Remember, lithium-ion batteries never go in the trash or recycling and must be properly disposed of.