East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to Hailsham on Wednesday evening (September 3) after reports that a shipping container was alight.
Crews said the blaze broke out at around 8.35pm.
Firefighters from Hailsham were sent to the scene on Diplocks Way.
A spokesman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue service said when crews arrived rubbish situated outside of the container was well alight.
The spokesman said the fire had spread to the inside of the container.
A spokesman for the fire service added: “Crews used a hose reel jet to put it out.”