Spate of wheelie bin fires - please store your wheelie bins away

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Spate of wheelie bin fires - please store your wheelie bins away

Following a spate of wheelie bin fires in Widnes recently, we would like to urge residents and businesses to store all bins away - to avoid them becoming a target for arsonists.  This includes wheelie bins and refuse containers.

Please store bins away, especially at night.

Safety advice - keep you bin safe from fire

Please follow some simple safety steps to keep bin fires to a minimum:
  • Only place your wheelie bin out on collection day. Return it to your property as soon as possible after collection. Don’t leave your wheelie bin out at night.
  • Whenever possible, wheelie bins/refuse containers should be stored securely behind locked gates.
  • Don’t store your wheelie bin/refuse containers in close proximity to buildings or vehicles - any fire in the bin could easily spread.
  • Don’t overfill your wheelie bin/refuse containers or leave loose rubbish around them.
  • Don’t allow bins or rubbish to block escape routes
Poster - tips to keep your wheelie bin safe from fire (new window, PDF 644KB)


Suspect someone of lighting fires?

Don't let Arsonists destroy your neighbourhood - please report them.  Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you suspect someone of lighting fires.


More about the recent wheelie bin fires

Visit the incidents section of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service website to out more about the recent wheelie bin fires:  View incidents

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Caroline Jones (Cheshire Fire, Administrator, Cheshire Fire)

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