Southport – Advice to Prevent Wheelie Bin Fires

1st October 2015

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is encouraging residents to only put out their wheelie bins on the day of collection and to bring them in immediately afterwards.

Stickers are being placed on wheelie bins advising people on how to prevent their bins being set on fire.

Watch Manager Ian Mullen, Arson Reduction Coordinator at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, said: “At this time of year there can be an increase in the number of deliberate fires that firefighters attend involving wheelie bins.

“Stickers have been placed on bins in certain locations to remind residents to bring them in after collection and where possible to lock them away securely.

“Also, wheelie bins should never be stored near windows and doors.

“We are asking for support from residents to help keep communities safe over the bonfire period.”


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