Taunton Recycling Site will be closed today following a major fire.

Fire services were called to the site in Priorswood in the early hours of the morning. And up to 60 firefighters and seven appliances were involved in tackling the blaze.

The fire was not in the area of public access, but in the adjacent Materials Recovery Facility where recycling is sorted for sending out to be reprocessed.

At this stage the cause is not known. The site is managed by Biffa on behalf of Somerset Council.

Further information will be provided later today regarding the opening of the site and any other impacts.

In the meantime, residents are advised to delay any planned visits to the Priorswood site or consider alternatives. The details of other recycling sites and their opening hours can be found online.


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October 3, 2023


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