Cleanaway will rebuild South Guildford plant

Cleanaway's materials recovery facility. Picture: David Baylis
Cleanaway's materials recovery facility. Picture: David Baylis

CLEANAWAY says it will rebuild its fire-damaged recycling facility northeast of Perth.

The ASX-listed waste management firm said on Tuesday that the Guildford plant sustained extensive damage in Monday’s blaze, but that no one was injured.

“Cleanaway intends to rebuild the site and will commence the process of recovering losses arising from the incident under its existing insurances,” Cleanaway said in a statement.

Smoke spewing from the Cleanaway building. Photo: Mark Nowicki

The company said it was working with customers and other suppliers to determine alternative processing solutions for materials destined for the facility.

Cleanaway said the fire would not have a material impact on earnings for the current financial year.

At 1043 AEDT, Cleanaway shares were up 1.1 per cent to $1.9925.

Twenty firefighters were monitoring the plant and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation was retesting air toxicity, Emergency WA said on Tuesday.

– AAP