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Bonfire Night – Safety first!

Published: 2/11/2022

In order to help keep our communities clean and safe this Bonfire Night, skips provided by Sovini Waste Solutions will be available for you to use from Tuesday 25th October –  Friday 4th November at the below locations.

Each skip will be checked and emptied daily to prevent the build up of materials.

Fleetwoods Lane, L30 0QQ

Behind the fire station

Sandbrook Way, PR8 3RN

The cut between the Sandbrook Way / Close

Livingston Court, L17 8 XZ

In residents car park

Westminster Avenue, L30 5QZ

Pedestrian square in front of houses

Park Lane Estate – L30

Corner of St Asaph and Chester Ave (pedestrian access)

Musker Drive, L30 2PF

In the car park, by number 59.

Bonfire Safety Tips

If you have a bonfire, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Bonfires can only be held on private land with the owner’s permission
  • Warn your neighbours beforehand – so they are aware and can make necessary preparations
  • Only burn dry material, do not burn anything which is wet or damp, this causes more smoke
  • Check there are no cables (telephone wires etc.) above the bonfire
  • Build the bonfire well away from buildings, sheds, fences and trees
  • Do not use petrol or paraffin to start the fire it can get out of control quickly

Once the bonfire is lit, make sure you:

  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose nearby – in case of emergencies
  • Do not leave the bonfire unattended
  • Keep children and pets away from the bonfire
  • Do not throw any fireworks into the fire
  • Do not burn aerosols, tyres, canisters or anything containing foam or paint – this could produce toxic fumes and some containers may explode, causing injury
  • Once the bonfire has died down, pour water on the embers to stop it reigniting and ensure it is completely extinguished

Visit the Merseyside Fire and Rescue website for more information.

This page was last updated on 04/11/2022