Asbestos waste management site could be opened near Framfield


A waste transfer station where asbestos can also be recycled instead of going into landfill could open at Squires Farm Industrial Estate, Palehouse Common near Framfield.

Professional hazardous waste disposal firm Allied Waste Management has lodged a planning application with Wealden District Council to open the station at Unit 8, Knights Business Centre.

In their report to planners, Allied say they’d like to open the station from 7am-5pm Monday to Friday and 7am-midday on Saturdays.

They say figures reveal that millions of tons of waste go to landfill. And they explain private and business customers often ask for general skips to complete the work needed. The premises, they say, are suitable for a transfer station and they want to recycle as much as they can.

Where general recycling is concerned, lorries would reverse into the building and tip. Once the building is clear then recycling will begin with waste being sorted into designated skips: wood, metal, hard-core etc. Once full skips would be taken onwards to recycling centres.

Asbestos will not enter the waste transfer station but continue to specialised landfill sites for disposal. Access would be over 24 hours because much asbestos clearance work in schools is done over the wekeend before teachers and children return. Therefore there is a need for a skip to be delivered out to the sites during this time. The two businesses would run side by side but contents would be dealt with individually.

There would be car parking spaces for staff and customers plus disabled parking spaces.