Wheelie bin fire safety

In the run up to Bonfire Night we would like to encourage residents and businesses to store all bins away to avoid them becoming a target for vandals.

This includes wheelie bins and refuse containers.

Please store them away, especially at night.

Please take extra care to make sure that rubbish does not pile up close to buildings.

Safety advice

Please follow some simple safety steps to keep bin fires to a minimum:

  • Do not store rubbish or wheelie bins/refuse containers by windows or doors - any fire in the bin could easily spread to your property.

  • Do not store your wheelie bin/refuse containers close to a building.

  • Do not overfill your wheelie bin/refuse containers or leave loose rubbish around them.

  • Whenever possible, wheelie bins/refuse containers should be stored securely behind locked gates.

  • Only place your wheelie bin out on collection day.

  • Return it to your property as soon as possible after collection. Do not leave your wheelie bin out at night.

  • Do not allow bins or rubbish to block escape routes

By following this advice we want to help residents prevent their wheelie bins being damaged.

Residents are reminded if they do see someone acting suspiciously call the police straightaway on 101.