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Preventing Trash Fires

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

trash can, fire Prevent Trash Fires

Help Prevent Trash Fires

Anything that is not recyclable that is put in the trash can be a fire hazard.  Some items are more susceptible to causing a fire when not properly disposed of. 

Rechargeable Batteries: car batteries, camera batteries, cell phone batteries and any similar batteries are a fire hazard

Flammable and Combustible Liquids: gasoline, oil-based paints and kerosene carry fumes that can easily ignite. 

Household Chemicals:  These chemicals can mix and cause fires.  Chemicals can include ammonia, paint thinner and bleach.  When the liquid has been used, rinse out the container before placing in the trash. 

Ashes and Coals:  Misjudgment of how long it takes for coals and ashes to burn out can lead to a fire.  It is best to leave in the firepit or grill for 2 days to allow cooling off. 

Play your part by recycling and properly disposing of flammable and combustible materials while preventing trash fires. 

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