Waste Fires

3rd September 2018
Vehicle Recyclers Urged To Put Fire Prevention Plans In Place

Vehicle Recyclers Urged To Put Fire Prevention Plans In Place

With above average temperatures and slightly lower than average rainfall likely over the next three months, the Environment Agency (EA) is warning of an increased risk of fire at waste sites, particularly end of life vehicle facilities, and urging operators … Continue reading

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1st August 2018
Welsh Landfill Fire Controlled Following Multi-Agency Response

Welsh Landfill Fire Controlled Following Multi-Agency Response

A multi-agency response was required to control a fire at Withyhedge Landfill near Haverfordwest in Wales last week (27 July).  Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MWWFRS) received the report and has extinguished the flames and the waste … Continue reading

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30th May 2018
Poland Links String Of Waste Fires To China’s Import Ban

Poland Links String Of Waste Fires To China’s Import Ban

Poland has linked a string of recent waste fires, which it says were started deliberately, with China’s decision to ban imports of certain waste products. According to reports by Reuters news agency, more than 60 fires took place at dumps … Continue reading

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31st July 2017
ESA & EA To Raise Standards & Fight Waste Crime In New Partnership

ESA & EA To Raise Standards & Fight Waste Crime In New Partnership

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the Environment Agency (EA) have announced that high-level talks between the EA’s senior management, and the CEOs of resource and waste management companies have reached agreement to pursue a “collaborative approach” to improving the … Continue reading

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5th May 2017
Natural Resources Wales To Use Thermal Imaging To Identify Fire Risks

Natural Resources Wales To Use Thermal Imaging To Identify Fire Risks

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have purchased a new thermal imaging camera to help it identify fire risks at waste sites before they happen following a recent increase in waste fires as a result of self-combustion. The new thermal imaging camera will allow … Continue reading

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2nd May 2017
Industry Safety Group Releases Revised Waste Fire Guidance

Industry Safety Group Releases Revised Waste Fire Guidance

WISH (the Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum) has released its newly revised waste fires guidance. Due to be formal launched in June, the guidance is, however, being made available on the WISH website as of now. The new guidance will be … Continue reading

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1st December 2016
Trade Bodies Join Forces Over “Restrictive” Fire Guidance

Trade Bodies Join Forces Over “Restrictive” Fire Guidance

Trade associations from the waste and recycling sector have joined forces to lobby the Environment Agency (EA) over its recently revised fire prevention plan (FPP) guidance. The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA), the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), UROC (United Resource Operators … Continue reading

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