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Fire closes city's recycling centre indefinitely

Greater Sudbury's main recycling depot on Frobisher Street was closed Friday after an early morning fire broke out. Fire crews were hosing down a large pile of recyclables Friday afternoon, as the smell of burnt paper was still strong in the area.
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Greater Sudbury Fire Department hoses down a pile of recyclables Friday afternoon at the city's recycling centre on Frobisher Street. An early morning fire caused extensive smoke damage, the city said, closing the centre until further notice. Darren MacDonald photo.
Greater Sudbury's main recycling depot on Frobisher Street was closed Friday after an early morning fire broke out.

Fire crews were hosing down a large pile of recyclables Friday afternoon, as the smell of burnt paper was still strong in the area. Arson is not suspected, the city said in a news release Friday.

“Fire services has advised of severe smoke damage to the recycling centre and adjacent offices,” the release said. “Damage is still being assessed.”

The release said roadside blue box pickup is not affected and would continue as scheduled. However, there is no service at the recycling centre until further notice.

“This includes those wishing to pick up or purchase blue boxes, green carts, big blues and backyard composters,” the release said. “Residents may still call in to request blue boxes to be delivered to your home.”

Only the recycling centre is closed, which means big blues and green carts are still for sale at local Citizen Service Centres. For more information, call 311.


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