Scotland Battery Recycling Facility has License Suspended Following Massive Fire

Following a huge fire last month, a battery recycling facility has been ordered to stop accepting waste in Kilwinning, Scottland.

May 28, 2024

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Following a huge fire last month, a battery recycling facility has been ordered to stop accepting waste in Kilwinning, Scottland.

The Fenix Battery Recycling (Fenix) center experienced a devastating fire last month that has caused Sepa, the Scottish EPA, to step in and suspend the site’s status as an approved battery treatment operator. Fenix is now required to remove waste batteries that have been at the site for more than six months.

“The operator is required to remove the waste which breaches license conditions offsite to an appropriately licensed facility by the dates we have set out in the enforcement notices,” said Lin Bunten, Sepa chief operating officer for regulation, business, and environment.

Previously, Fenix was denied a permit for another battery recycling facility in the Midlands. The Environment Agency raised concerns about the director’s compliance record.

Last month’s blaze at the facility called for forty firefighters and caused residents to shelter in their homes while battery casings were exploding nearby.

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