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Westhampnett fire update

Posted on 8 May 2019

The fire-hit Westhampnett Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) re-opened for residents to dispose of their green waste only on Thursday (18 April).

A blaze broke out in the main building at the centre involving more than 500 tonnes of household waste on 2 April and was extinguished on 9 April. However, the area where green waste is deposited was unaffected by the fire, enabling Viridor to re-open this part of the site.

What is defined as Green Waste?

You can recycle your green waste by taking it to any of the local HWRS in West Sussex for composting.

Green waste includes grass cuttings, leaves, hedge trimmings, pruning's, flowers, branches, weeds and plants. Very large branches, tree stumps and logs, will need to be taken to alternative HWRSs and placed into the wood bins.

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