Lithium battery fires

Lithium batteries have caused fires in the rubbish lorries. Please do not put batteries in your waste or recycling bin. All batteries (including lithium batteries from e-bikes and e-scooters and other re-chargeable devices) can be taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Northumberland Wharf.

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Environmental health

The council is responsible for health and safety enforcement in businesses, investigating food poisoning outbreaks, pest control, noise pollution and regulating private rented landlords and many more environmental health services to residents and businesses in the borough.