Responding to Bristol Waste Recycling Centre Fire

Removing the contaminated wastewater generated by the firefighting efforts

Aquarius Waste Management Responds to Bristol Waste Recycling Centre Fire

On March 22, 2024, a fire broke out at the Bristol Waste recycling centre located on Hartcliffe Way in Knowle, South Bristol. The incident, which began around 9:35 am, sent large plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky, visible across the city.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service swiftly responded to the scene, with crews from Bedminster station arriving to tackle the blaze. According to eyewitnesses, the fire originated in a metal container on the site, prompting firefighters to use an excavator to move the container and effectively combat the flames.

The fire attracted significant attention from local residents and media outlets, with photographs capturing the dramatic scenes of the firefighters bravely battling the blaze amidst the thick, dark smoke.

Aquarius Waste Management, a leading provider of waste management and environmental services in the Bristol, Bath, and Southwest regions, was called upon to assist with the aftermath of the incident. Our experienced team arrived at the Bristol Waste recycling centre at 1:30 pm, once the fire had been successfully extinguished by the Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

Our primary task was to remove the contaminated wastewater generated by the firefighting efforts. This swift action was crucial to prevent potential environmental contamination and ensure the safe disposal of the affected water in accordance with all relevant regulations.

Aquarius Waste Management’s rapid response and expertise in handling such situations underscores our commitment to supporting local businesses and communities during challenging times. Our team’s professionalism and efficiency in removing the contaminated wastewater played a vital role in the overall management of the incident, allowing Bristol Waste to begin the process of recovery and resume normal operations as quickly as possible.

As a company dedicated to providing comprehensive waste management solutions, Aquarius Waste Management is well-equipped to handle a wide range of emergency situations. Our 24/7 response team, state-of-the-art equipment, and extensive experience in the industry enable us to deliver prompt and effective assistance when our clients need it most.

The Bristol Waste recycling centre fire serves as a reminder of the importance of having reliable and responsive waste management partners like Aquarius Waste Management. We are proud to have played a role in supporting Bristol Waste and the local community during this incident, and we remain committed to delivering exceptional service and expertise to all our clients across Bristol, Bath, and the Southwest.

For more information about Aquarius Waste Management’s comprehensive range of services, including emergency response, wastewater removal, and environmental support, please visit our website or contact our friendly team today.