Recycling centres now accepting used vapes

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RECYCLING centres across the ABC Borough are now accepting used vapes and council officers are asking people to avail of this new service and help avoid potential dangers.

While many vapes end up discarded as litter on roadsides and green spaces, a staggering five million of the devices are thrown in the bin each week in the UK.

Vapes contain batteries and when single-use or rechargeable vapes are binned or incorrectly disposed of, they can pose a fire risk.

The Deputy Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, Cllr Kyle Savage urged people to take extra caution when disposing of their used vapes. “As a council we are asking people to never bin the vapes, but to recycle them separately from your household waste and regular recycling material.

“You can take them along to one of our nine recycling centres in the borough which are now accepting vapes, including single use and rechargeable for recycling,” he said.

“There are potential dangers of discarding vapes as normal rubbish and we are urging people to take their old vapes along to our recycling centre and we will recycle them correctly and safely.”

For more helpful hints and tips on recycling download the ABC Council app from the App Store or Google Play.