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A Look at the Waste and Recycling Industry’s Fire Problem

June 7, 2018

Via: Waste360

Although there have been facility fires in the waste and recycling industry for years, the problem is just now being looked at more closely. In a recent article in International Fire Protection magazine, Ryan Fogelman, vice president of strategic partnerships for Fire Rover, provides a detailed outline of the problem.

During the past 12 months, he has consolidated 347 “reported” fires published by a news outlet as waste and recycling operations within both the U.S. and Canada. And based on recent research, he has found that more than 40 percent of waste and recycling facilities in the U.S. have experienced a fire incident within the past 12 months.

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