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Waste Resource Innovation Centre reopens after weekend fire

Saturday afternoon fire happened in transfer station building
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A fire broke out at the city's wet/dry transfer station Saturday afternoon. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday

NEWS RELEASE

CITY OF GUELPH

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All services will be operational Monday at the city’s Waste Resource Innovation Centre after Saturday’s fire in the transfer station on Dunlop Drive.

Shortly after 2:40 p.m. on Saturday Guelph Fire responded to a fire in the transfer station that houses collected garbage before being transported to the landfill.

“We’re thankful that no one was injured,” said Scott Stewart, deputy CAO for the city. “It was thanks to the quick thinking of staff that the fire was contained, and the quick work of our firefighters in extinguishing the fire that saw minimal damage to the building.”

The transfer station building was inspected and is fit to resume operation. All services on the Dunlop Drive site will be open tomorrow, Monday, April 15. Residents are asked to please follow signs carefully to ensure they are entering the appropriate gate for their public waste drop-off needs.

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