Firefighters urge people to not light bonfires

Croydon Guardian: Firefighters urge people to not light bonfires Firefighters urge people to not light bonfires

Firefighters are urging people to recycle waste instead of burning bonfires.

The recent snap of warmer weather has meant more people are lighting fires in their back gardens to get rid of rubbish.

But fire crews are receiving calls from angry neighbours who are being smoked out by the burning leaves.

The fire service said people should recycle the waste instead, which could also be put in a dust bin or a bin bag.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: “There have been a number of bonfires because of the nice weather, but they are a nuisance and causing problems for people.

“The amount of it could be put in the dust bin or a bin bag, or recycled with garden waste schemes.

“People are just being inconsiderate to other neighbours by doing a bit of spring cleaning, people are being smoked out by just a few burning leaves.”

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9:26am Sat 24 Mar 12

ArfurTowcrate says...

"Firefighters are urging people to recycle waste instead of burning bonfires."

Good advice - pity that Croydon Conservatives don't follow it.
"Firefighters are urging people to recycle waste instead of burning bonfires." Good advice - pity that Croydon Conservatives don't follow it. ArfurTowcrate

12:59pm Sat 24 Mar 12

Sutton53 says...

Try telling builders on new building-development
s to take their debris to the tip (where they have to pay to dispose of their rubbish), rather than burning it first thing in the morning or when darkness falls. Especially in built-up areas of South Sutton. Then again, if you telephone 'Sutton Council Customer-Service'to complain they tell you that someone will contact you in forty-eight hours to deal with it. In the meantime residents are being smoked-out. It is a way of cutting costs for the home-builders. The Council couldn't give two-hoots as they seem to pass every planning-application put in front of them.
Try telling builders on new building-development s to take their debris to the tip (where they have to pay to dispose of their rubbish), rather than burning it first thing in the morning or when darkness falls. Especially in built-up areas of South Sutton. Then again, if you telephone 'Sutton Council Customer-Service'to complain they tell you that someone will contact you in forty-eight hours to deal with it. In the meantime residents are being smoked-out. It is a way of cutting costs for the home-builders. The Council couldn't give two-hoots as they seem to pass every planning-application put in front of them. Sutton53

1:48pm Sat 24 Mar 12

ArfurTowcrate says...

Sutton53 wrote:
Try telling builders on new building-development

s to take their debris to the tip (where they have to pay to dispose of their rubbish), rather than burning it first thing in the morning or when darkness falls. Especially in built-up areas of South Sutton. Then again, if you telephone 'Sutton Council Customer-Service'to complain they tell you that someone will contact you in forty-eight hours to deal with it. In the meantime residents are being smoked-out. It is a way of cutting costs for the home-builders. The Council couldn't give two-hoots as they seem to pass every planning-application put in front of them.
Try calling the fire brigade - tell them there is a fire on a building site - they'll soon put it out.
[quote][p][bold]Sutton53[/bold] wrote: Try telling builders on new building-development s to take their debris to the tip (where they have to pay to dispose of their rubbish), rather than burning it first thing in the morning or when darkness falls. Especially in built-up areas of South Sutton. Then again, if you telephone 'Sutton Council Customer-Service'to complain they tell you that someone will contact you in forty-eight hours to deal with it. In the meantime residents are being smoked-out. It is a way of cutting costs for the home-builders. The Council couldn't give two-hoots as they seem to pass every planning-application put in front of them.[/p][/quote]Try calling the fire brigade - tell them there is a fire on a building site - they'll soon put it out. ArfurTowcrate

5:26pm Sat 24 Mar 12

Michael Pantlin says...

“The amount of it could be put in the dust bin or a bin bag". I'm confused, I thought the LBS Bin Gestapo would come round furtively, search your bin and fine you if you did that?
“The amount of it could be put in the dust bin or a bin bag". I'm confused, I thought the LBS Bin Gestapo would come round furtively, search your bin and fine you if you did that? Michael Pantlin

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