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Fire at Merseyside recycling centre

More than 60 firefighters were called to tackle an inferno at the Orchid Environmental recycling and recovery centre in Merseyside.The blaze took place last Friday (October 24) after a large quantity of rubbish caught fire at the £13 million mechanical heat treatment facility. The plant is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) new technologies demonstrator programme and only became operational in May 2008.  The Merseyside Waste Disposal ...