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Help to prevent bin fires by following these top tips

  • Place Wheelie Bins in a secure compound separated from the building.
  • Keep a minimum distance between Wheelie type rubbish bins and buildings of at least 6 metres and in the case of larger bins this should be extended to 8 metres
  • If you do not have a secure compound, ensure  that the bin is securely chained to a post or similar point, to prevent the bin being moved  and placed against the building
  • Do not place rubbish skips adjacent to a building
  • For further advice see The prevention of arson in commercial premises document.