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My Way Trading Warehouse Fire

Site Contact:
Jeff Wawczak
On-Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
308 NW F Street
Richmond, IN 47374

December 1, 2023

Progress Update:

 Since 10/30/2023 EPA has been on site washing and sorting the steel left behind by the My Way Trading Warehouse Fire. Currently to date EPA has washed and removed 441,000lbs of steel from the site and sent it for recycling at a local facility. EPA anticipates continuing to work on washing and sorting steel from the site for the remainder of the calendar year.

October 17, 2023

EPA to Begin Hazardous Waste Cleanup at My Way Trading Warehouse Fire Stie In Richmond, Indiana. 

EPA News Release - Link to News Release


On Tuesday, April 11, around 2:30 p.m. EDT, two warehouses containing large amount of chipped, shredded and bulk recycled plastic caught fire in Richmond, Indiana. The fire department is currently the lead agency for the response. The Indiana Department of Emergency Management requested EPA assistance and EPA was on site by 8 p.m. That evening, EPA, in consultation with the responding local and state partners, established mobile air monitoring locations at the site and in the community.


For More information on EPA activity prior to June 2023 please see: My Way Trading Previous Updates