Fire at Sita MRF in Dorset


A small fire broke out at a materials recycling facility belonging to Sita UK near Poole in Dorset.


The fire is believed to have begun accidentally and caused minor damage to the building, destroyed bins and caused damage to a materials handler.

Sita UK regional communications manager Mike Dobson said: “In the early evening of Monday 6 June, a Sita UK employee called the fire brigade to report a fire at our Mannings Heath materials recycling facility. The fire brigade turned up promptly and put out the fire, which was restricted mainly to a few waste bins within the building. Nobody was injured as a result of the fire, and an investigation is underway to determine the source.

“The building has received superficial damage and a Bobcat mobile plant was also damaged. The baling facility for recycled materials is not currently operational but is expected to re-open on Wednesday or Thursday this week. The site accepts materials for recycling from a variety of sources and we apologise for any short-term inconvenience this may cause to our customers.”