Tag Archive: batteries

Why We Must Properly Dispose of Batteries

July 14, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

A truck operated by a CVWMA contractor recently caught fire. The culprit? Lithium-ion batteries someone threw in their household trash. Fortunately, the driver acted quickly, and no one was hurt. Many batteries are serious fire hazards in waste and recycling streams. When crushed, they can spark or explode, leading to fires inside truck bodies or in recycling facilities. Never place a battery in residential or drop-off recycling containers. Metals in... Read More

Hopewell Spring Cleanup

April 16, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Keep Hopewell Beautiful and the Hopewell Public Works Department have scheduled a citywide cleanup from Saturday, April 16 through Saturday, April 23. Residents are encouraged to clean up around their homes and streets. During the week, Hopewell residents may dispose of items at no charge at the Citizen Convenience Center, 507 Station St., behind Fire Station #1. For this event, convenience center hours are Monday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. until... Read More