Overnight firefighters from ACT Fire & Rescue have contained a major structure fire at a recycling facility in Hume.
It's expected that crews will remain on scene for several days as the material is completely extinguished. The facility contained co-mingled recycling products including cardboard, plastic, and glass.
Smoke is likely to be visible across the south Canberra region, including Jerrabomberra, Queanbeyan, Tralee, and surrounding NSW communities. If affected, close windows and remain indoors.
Residents are asked to keep putting bins out as normal.
Recycling materials will be temporarily stored in a location at the Mugga Lane landfill while alternate arrangements to manage residential recycling are put in place. In the short-medium term this may involve transporting recyclables to alternative locations for processing.
A local road closure is in place at John Cory Road, Hume. The Monaro Highway and Mugga Lane remain open at this time. The community is asked to avoid the area.