The risk of fire and fire suppression and control systems will be assessed specifically as part of the Draft EIS. Equipment would be installed on site to ensure the risk of fire is as low as possible. As part of normal industrial planning, any fire should be extinguished within minutes. Our operations are contained inside buildings with established fire management systems.
Our understanding of recent fires in other facilities in the recycling industry (that process yellow bins unlike our proposal) were a result of large volumes of unsorted yellow bin waste stored in outdoor environments – without adequate fire management systems. This proposal will not handle high volumes of plastics as this is not our target waste stream.
Further, due to the imminent NSW container deposit scheme (and hopefully the ACT follows suit), these types of containers may well be greatly and desirably reduced from CRS’s target waste streams.