Landfill site fire, Dunbar

  01 September 2023

SEPA is supporting a multi-agency response to a fire at the Valencia Waste Management Ltd site outside Dunbar, which started on Monday 28th August.

The latest information is available on East Lothian Council's website

A spokesperson for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said:

“SEPA officers have attended Valencia Waste Management Limited’s landfill site at Dunbar to ensure the operator is taking all necessary measures. We have provided advice and guidance on mitigations, alongside colleagues from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

“We continue to work closely with partners, including East Lothian Council and NHS Lothian, to monitor the situation across the weekend. This close liaison will continue for as long as required.

“The operator will be required to submit an incident report to SEPA in due course and officers will follow up any regulatory actions as required.”