Veolia not linked to Newhaven waste fire

The letter that Mr Beckett sent to The Sussex Express stating that the waste from the Skip It fire belonged to Veolia’s Energy Recovery Facility is incorrect – the waste belonged to Skip It.

Neither Veolia nor East Sussex County Council accept or store waste from Skip It and we have no commercial operations with the company.

As far as we understand, Skip It deals primarily with commercial waste and a small amount of domestic skip waste. As East Sussex County Council’s waste contractor, Veolia takes fire risk very seriously and has stringent measures in place with the Fire Rescue Service in the event of an incident.

Allan Key

GM, Veolia South Downs