Send us information to better support our lobbying efforts

The incorrect disposal of lithium-ion batteries (LiB) is one of the biggest threats that we, as a sector, have ever faced. Lately, there has been an increase in LiB found in various recycling streams.

Unless urgent action is taken, this problem will only get worse. While local authorities are also impacted – not least through damage to vehicles, plant and equipment and costs incurred by the fire services in tackling these fires – our businesses face the largest financial burdens, incurring around 90% of total costs arising from LiB waste fires.

To tackle this issue more effectively, the BMRA is calling for members to let us know when you have suffered fires, no matter how small, that you believe have been caused by a battery.

Any data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be shared outside of the Association. Rather, it will be collated on an ongoing basis, and used to better support and frame our demands that Government acts to tackle this issue.

The data we are seeking is as follows:

  • Date of the fire.
  • Site where fire occurred.
  • Did it occur in operational hours?
  • Location of the fire on site.
  • How the fire was detected/system used.
  • Size of the fire (tonnage affected).
  • Time the fire was active.
  • Did the fire service attend?
  • Cost of the fire.

Please send your information to [email protected].