SKM Recycling Plant Coolaroo Victoria July 2017

A massive fire that burned for over eleven days, despite being attended by some 50 fire appliances, GKAIG were called in to investigate the cause. The fire had ranged over a 50 hectare area and smoke caused the evacuation of over 100 homes in nearby suburb of Dallas in Melbourne’s North. Damages were estimated in excess of $40million

The site usually receives between 1100 and 1200 tonnes of recyclable material every day. For 6 weeks it was unable to process any material. With alternative recyclers only able to take about 10%, the balance was sent to landfill sites.

GKAIG has completed a thorough investigation on behalf of the commercial insurer.