Improper disposal of lithium batteries.

"He said he hopes, in the future, "people who put (lithium batteries) into
the marketplace bear some of the responsibility" for the fires."

Here in Deschutes County, Oregon,

"Batteries:  Single-use alkaline dry cell batteries (flashlight batteries,
etc) can be disposed of in the regular garbage.  Modern single-use dry cell
batteries are mercury free and do not contain regulated hazardous

"Portable rechargeable batteries (NiCad, Lithium ion from tools, cell
phones, cameras, etc) can be recycled at many major tool retailers and
rechargeable device retailer.  They are also accepted at the Hazardous Waste

Best regards,
Richard Nute

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