First Minister Alex Salmond said a meeting would be held in response to a question in Holyrood from Labour MSP Hugh Henry about concerns following the blaze at WRC Recycling's plant in Johnstone, Renfrewshire.
As reported in the Evening Times, the blaze, on Monday night, took 80 firefighters several hours to bring under control. A retired senior fire officer said it had been "fortunate" the wind had prevented toxic smoke from being blown into homes.
Mr Henry asked Mr Salmond: "On Monday night there was a major fire at a recycling plant in Johnstone next to residential properties and the town centre.
"Some local residents were evacuated and rail services to Ayrshire were halted."
"Will the First Minister consider a review of legisl-ation to ensure that these operations are not located in such public areas? And will he ask his Minister to come to Johnstone to meet with me and the relevant agencies to discuss a way forward?"
Mr Salmond responded by saying that Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Minister for Transport Keith Brown would take part in a meeting with the relevant agencies.
Mr Henry then said: "My constituents cannot continue to live with this hazard beside them or have to deal with the worry and anxiety it causes.
"I am happy that the First Minister has agreed to a meeting and I hope that his Ministers will be able to bring some clarity.
"I would also hope that all the relevant agencies such as Renfrewshire Council, Sepa, Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, the Police and Network Rail will be involved in discussions which could lead to the introduction of legislation covering recycling plants.
"The people who live beside or close to this plant are genuinely worried and need to get action which would allay all their fears."
Mr Salmond said: "A discussion to understand the circumstances is the right way to proceed. A decision should then be made on what action needs to be taken as a result of the meeting."
Monday's blaze caused travel chaos on the nearby Ayrshire to Glasgow railway line which was closed for safety reasons for several hours.
Last night, WRC Recycling owner Robert Capper said: "We are working with the authorities to get our opera-tion in order, and have no further comment to make."