Crews battle fire at Reidsville recycling center

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Crews are on the scene of a fire at a recycling center in Reidsville Tuesday morning.

The crews responded to the fire at Greer Recycling, 219 Watlington Industrial Drive, Reidsville, where a large pile of industrial “fluff” outside the facility was ignited.

Firefighters are having problems because lines and nozzles are freezing.

According to City of Reidsville Jay Harris, the facility takes everything off a car that isn’t metal and recycles it.

As part of that process there’s equipment that basically compresses the car, which is the part of the process that is prone to sparking.

2 comments

  • DT

    When salvageable materials such as steel, copper, aluminum and rubber are extracted from large bulky discarded items, 25% to 30% of the item’s original weight remains as auto shredder fluff residue (fabric, coatings, insulation and plastics).

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