Huge fire breaks out at North Wales recycling centre with smoke seen for miles around

Smoke from fire at Rhyl Recycling Park
-Credit: (Image: Ben Cheetham)

A huge fire broke out at a recycling centre - with smoke seen from miles around. The blaze at Rhyl Recycling Park broke out at around 5pm on Wednesday, with acrid black smoke seen billowing from the site.

The recycling centre is closed today while police investigate the cause of the fire. A Denbighshire Council spokesman said: "Rhyl Recycling Park is closed today following a fire yesterday evening.

"The site will remain closed whilst the damage is assessed and a police investigation takes place." In an update on Facebook, the council added: "Residents will not be able to make bookings and unfortunately existing bookings have had to be cancelled for today and Friday.

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"Appointments are available at the recycling and waste park in Denbigh and Conwy’s Gofer site in Abergele. Apologies for the inconvenience."

North Wales Police confirmed they were investigating and urged anyone with information to call 101 or contact the force via webchat. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have been approached for further information.

The fire comes at a time when Denbighshire Council is already having to deal with serious problems with a new bin collection scheme introduced earlier this month. The rollout of a new Trolibocs system, and move to a monthly black bin collection, has been described as a "disaster".

Residents across the county have seen bins go uncollected, with piles of recycling and rubbish building up outside homes. The council has apologised several times for the situation.

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