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.

Pollution control for air conditioning units

Air handling units within buildings may be linked to air conditioning systems. Some air conditioning systems, such as those which use evaporative cooling, may pose potential health risks if not properly maintained.

The message is therefore to make sure your air handling units are serviced at appropriate intervals, and follow the instructions by the supplier or manufacturer at all times.

If you have a cooling tower or an evaporative condenser within the air conditioning system, this plant should be registered with Health and Safety.

Please see information under public health cooling tower notification