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Recycling fire bill will hit 2m
video footage of fire
Some 50 firefighters were needed to put out the blaze
Repairs to a recycling plant damaged by a huge fire will cost up to 2m.

The Biffa site in Hoods Close, Mowacre Hill, Leicester is currently being rebuilt following the blaze in June.

Almost 50 firefighters tackled the fire, which resulted in tonnes of material going to landfill sites instead of being recycled.

Managers hope work on part of the site will be completed by October, but it will not be fully operational until next January at the earliest.

Green recycling boxes in the city are still being collected but it is thought some of the council's key recycling targets will be missed because of the damage to the plant.

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