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FOI 4522 / December 2022 / Incidents at Recycling/Waste Management Sites

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Question and final response:

Question 1 – Please may you provide me with: Statistics on the number of fires your fire service has attended at recycling centres, scrapyards, landfills, and any other waste management facilities since 1st January 2022. If possible, please also highlight any incidents where other regional fire services have been brought in to assist in putting out these fires - this is not completely necessary but will help us to build a more accurate picture of this year’s waste fire incidents.

Please find below a summary of the requested data. · The data contains all Fire incidents from 1st January 2022 up to and including 18th December 2022., where the location of the incident contains one of more of the following descriptors or similar: (Waste, Recycling, Landfill, Scrap) and the incidents are only those which have passed through the Quality Assurance process and are marked as ‘Checked’.

All the incidents summarised below were managed by Essex County Fire and Rescue service and did not require assistance from any other Fire and Rescue Services. 

See Attached PDF.


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