Guide to Prevent Fires in Waste & Recycling Sites

The Environment Agency (EA) has published a fire prevention guide in the wake of recent blazes at waste and recycling sites.  

The Environmental Agency (EA) warns of increases in its fees for poorly compliant sites in the waste and recycling industries and has issued a guidance document that contains information on the most common causes of fires plus a checklist of actions that can be taken to reduce risks.

According to consultancy 360 Environmental, the document was sent to all waste and recycling sites holding an environmental permit alongside a note urging operators to review fire prevention procedures.