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Officials warn of dangers from improper disposal of batteries

There have been multiple instances in New Milford of improper disposal of vehicle Jump Starters. The Fire Marshal's Office says these units are not to be disposed of in regular garbage pickup or in dumpsters. Kevin Reynolds says improper disposal can and has led to fires in garbage containers.  Residents are asked to contact their local recycling center or certain retail establishments to dispose of these items properly.  Meanwhile, trash haulers are cautioning residents not to dispose of lithium batteries and battery chargers in their household garbage.  2 car battery chargers were found in the trash last week leading to a hot load, and again this week in Sherman.  The drivers saw the smoke and took quick action to mitigate the problem.

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