Cell phones thrown in the trash are exploding, causing 5-alarm fires in garbage trucks

Read the full story at USA Today. Learn how to recycle your old cell phone at Earth911.

Love your electronic devices all you want, but please, please, please don’t throw them in the trash when you’re done with them.

That’s a plea from makers of the lithium-ion batteries that typically power our phones, laptops and even power tools. Thrown into the trash or even the recycling bin, they can cause fires at trash and recycling centers.

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