Fire at Lower Compton landfill site June 2024 Update



The fire on the Lower Compton landfill has been extinguished and the site is again open for normal business.


On Tuesday 11th June the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service handed back control of the site to Hills Waste Solutions’ employees, who continued to apply inert material to the affected area. The Environment Agency attended the Lower Compton landfill site on Wednesday 12th June and were satisfied with the measures undertaken and plans to continue precautionary on-site monitoring.

Mike Hill, Chief Executive of The Hills Group said: “I would like to thank both the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service for their quick response and in particular our employees, who worked tirelessly during the incident to ensure the fire was under
control as quickly as possible.”

No personal injury or damage to property has resulted from the incident. The cause of the fire has not been established and investigations into this will continue. 


For any media enquiries on this matter please refer to the media section of The Hills Group website.  Tel: 01793 781200