A lorry transporting waste to or from the Beddington Lane landfill site overturned this morning on Purley Way. The accident happened at around 08:00 on Friday 14th August closing the main A23 in both directions. The north bound carriageway had reopened by 09:15 but the south bound carriageway remained closed with traffic following a diversion around the Ampere Way roundabout.
The Heverin articulated lorry was carrying a full load of residual waste. Once all of the incinerators planned for Beddington Lane are operational there will be over 1,000 lorry movements to service them EVERY day. Drenl have stated that they plan to use 20 ton lorries for their gasification plant at the site previously occupied by Country Waste. The potential for more accidents is all too obvious. If any other vehicle had been caught under the lorry as it tipped over the consequences are frightening!