Fires sparked at MRFs in Milwaukee, Boston

A large MRF in Milwaukee and a commercial recycling facility in Boston caught fire last week, resulting in major facility damage at one and two hospital visits at the other. 

According to coverage from CBS 58, a May 31 fire at Republic Services’ MRF, which serves Milwaukee and 26 surrounding towns, will cause “significant downtime.” The MRF handles materials from about 280,000 households. 

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