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Waste sorting centre reopening on Wednesday

Media update

4.20pm, 14 January 2019

Waste sorting centre reopening on Wednesday

The fire at Blenheim’s Waste Sorting Centre was extinguished by Fire and Emergency NZ this morning. The clean-up is continuing.

Marlborough District Council Solid Waste Manager Alec McNeil says it’s likely the sorting centre will remain closed until Wednesday 16 January.

“We still have some work to do to ensure the electrical system is fully safe and secure. Once that is completed, we can reopen.”

“Customers should delay bringing in general waste until the site reopens. The Resource Recovery Centre and Reuse Centre are open as normal for recycling services.”

CCTV camera footage captured the fire starting in a skip at 3.30am this morning.

Mr McNeil thanked Fire and Emergency for their rapid response, which brought the fire under control quickly and limited further damage to the facility.

General information is available here: https://www.marlborough.govt.nz/services/recycling-and-resource-recovery/waste-sorting-centre

ENDS.


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