Looking back... Call for battery bank

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A councillor in Larne was calling for a battery bank to be introduced in the town in March 1995.

The political representative stated that the facility would allow people to deposit used domestic and car batteries.

Cllr Robert Lindsay Mason said he had wanted to raise the issue at a council meeting earlier, but hoped to have it on the agenda for a future meeting.

The Independent councillor said that used batteries were highly recyclable and he hoped the council would follow on from its glass and paper recycling facilities.

He said that the items could sell for a good price, having been told that a Belfast scrap metal dealer would purchase them at £40 per ton.