Householders warned overflowing skips can be fire risk

Householders warned that overflowing skips can be fire risk


Householders have been warned that skips can be a target for fires.

It is an offence not to keep the vicinity of a skip free of litter under Section 4.2 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997.


Dublin City Council said skips can be an easy target for opportunistic arsonists.

A spokesperson said: "Where you can, place skips away from buildings and out of sight or in a secure area.

"We know that that isn't always feasible, so loading a skip and having it collected promptly is a great way to avoid a fire."


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