Ripley County Recycling Information

As you start spring cleaning, it’s important to dispose of chemicals and medications properly to prevent children and pets from accidentally ingesting them. Be on the lookout for upcoming Amnesty Days hosted by the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD). SEIRD staffs eight recycling centers, seven reuse stores, and collects recyclable items at 65 schools in […]

Exploding Batteries? The Dangers of Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

Lithium-ion batteries are used in everything from electric scooters to residential solar energy systems to electric vehicles. They’re generally easy to use, low maintenance, and versatile, providing a great renewable energy solution. The problem? When lithium-ion batteries overheat or fail, flammable and toxic gasses are released. These gases can create a fast-spreading fire that’s really […]

Distracted Driving Leads to Serious Consequences

Despite laws prohibiting Hoosiers from using their phones while driving, distracted driving accidents related to cell phone use are all too common in Indiana. Texting, talking, and using social media on your phone are all activities that become downright dangerous when you’re in the driver’s seat. Of course, there are other forms of distracted driving […]