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Battery Fire Danger

Batteries with caution tape and fire danger warning signHousehold batteries can catch fire or explode when placed in your trash or recycling barrels. A 2021 report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that it found 245 battery-caused fires at 64 Materials Recovery Facilities it studied.
Please help keep our workers safe by properly recycling your household batteries at a Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities in San Bernardino County are run by the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Visit or call 1.800.OILY.CAT (645.9228) to find a collection location near you.

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