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Arson prevention advice for wheelie bin owners

Nuisance wheelie bin fires are a problem in some neighbourhoods. A wheelie bin fire can cause up to £1,650 of damage including:

  • damage to buildings
  • cleaning up
  • and the cost of replacement

To keep your wheelie bin safe, don’t:

  • put out your bin until it is due for collection
  • overfill the bin or leave loose waste around it
  • store in close proximity to a building
  • allow bins or waste to block escape routes
  • store waste by windows or doors

People affected by arson may suffer from victimisation and other forms of crime. See the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) advice leaflet to reduce the threat to your home and how you can report deliberate fire setting

Safer homes leaflet: Information and advice to reduce deliberate fires

If you have any information about a suspicious fire, call Crimestoppers or Devon and Cornwall Police on 101.

Call Crimestoppers logo - 0800 555 111  - 100% anonymous. Always.                  Call Devon and Cornwall  Police - 101 - In an emegency always call  999

Visit the Crimestoppers website 

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