Large Fire At Friedman Recycling Center Used By Los Alamos County Has Been Contained

Los Alamos County sends its recycling materials to the Friedman Recycling Center in Albuquerque where a large fire erupted this morning and has been contained. Courtesy photo

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

Firefighters have contained a large fire that erupted this morning at the Friedman Recycling Center at 5021 Edith NE Boulevard in Albuquerque.

Los Alamos County sends its recycling materials to the Friedman Recycling Center.

“It is too soon to tell what, if any, long term impacts today’s fire will have on the ability of the center to operate,” County Public Information Officer Julie Habiger said. “We don’t know much about the situation at the moment, as the first concern at the center was getting the fire under control.”

The facility was evacuated safely, according to reports, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

“We do use the Friedman Recycle Center for recycling,” Habiger said. “Fortunately, this is not a residential recycling cart pick up week, so, we don’t have any immediate or urgent needs to address with our local program, and we can store other recyclables from other pick ups commercially for the short term.”

Habiger added that in the event that the County needs to explore other options or alternatives because of a change or closure at Friedman, the community will be advise with additional follow-up.

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