Council to pick up £176,000 bill for abandoned waste site fire

A fire at a defunct recycling centre cost the council hundreds of thousands of pounds following arson, it has been revealed

Burnt out building
The former Alex Smiles waste site was set ablaze in May

A fire at a defunct recycling centre cost the council hundreds of thousands of pounds following arson, it has been revealed.

In May, firefighters battled 30,000 tonnes of refuse engulfed in flames at the former Alex Smiles waste site in Deptford, Sunderland.  

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