The Tucson Fire Department and Tucson Environmental and General Services (EGSD) want to remind residents to leave hazardous items out of their trash/recycling bins. Certain batteries can start fires at the landfill or in the back of a truck, and it is more common this time of year.
Dangerous batteries include: Lithium Ion Batteries, Rechargeable Batteries, Remote Control Car Batteries, and Button Batteries. When these batteries get crushed or get hot, they can start a fire.
The City's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program is currently closed due to COVID-19 concerns, but EGSD is working to safely open the program. In the meantime, please store old batteries in separate bags, in a cool place, or take them to Batteries Plus, Lowe's, or Home Depot.