Following a fire at Devon Contract Waste’s Envirohub recycling plant overnight, Simon Almond, Managing Director, Devon Contract Waste Ltd commented:
“It is with a sad heart that I have to announce our Envirohub recycling plant on Marsh Barton Road, Exeter has suffered a major fire overnight.
“I can confirm no one has been injured in the incident and that the fire has been contained by Devon & Somerset Fire Service.
“Thankfully, due to the prompt actions of the fire officers and the bravery of a number of Devon Contract Waste’s staff, we were able to save the entire fleet of vehicles. This means that service for all our clients will be undertaken as normal and collections will be made as usual. Alternative arrangements to deal with all waste have already been put in place.
“We hope to have telephone and email systems up and running later today from an alternative site.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff and customers for their support and understanding at this challenging time.
“We would also like to thank the Devon & Somerset Fire Service for their tireless work throughout the night to bring the fire under control.
“We are working closely with local authorities and utility companies to minimise disruption to local business.”