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Rubbish and Refuse Fire Safety

In 2022-23 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended 7,631 refuse fires, including rubbish and fly-tipped materials.

Remember NOT to:

Store rubbish by doors, windows or any other openings

Store bins or sacks up against your home as fire can quickly spread to buildings

Overfill your bin or leave rubbish around it

Smoke in or around storage areas

Put bins out for emptying until the day your refuse is collected

More info: https://www.firescotland.gov.uk/outdoors/rubbish-and-refuse/


Every Tuesday you should 'push the button' to test your alarms, keep yourself safe by making sure that your alarms are functioning.


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WC Coates
(Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, On Call Support Watch Commander, Scottish Borders East)

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