Hastings Household Waste Recycling Site and Pebsham Waste Transfer Station open as normal

Following yesterday’s incident we can confirm that our Pebsham Waste Transfer Station and the adjacent Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) will be open as normal today.

The emergency services were contacted yesterday morning after staff at the waste transfer station were concerned about an unpleasant smell coming from a consignment of residual waste within the tipping hall. 
 
The fire service, police and ambulances were quickly on the scene and evacuated the adjacent HWRS and as a precaution Freshfields Lane was closed until around 1.30pm.  All staff have reported to work as normal today.
 
Veolia takes health and safety extremely seriously and a full investigation is ongoing.