Air pollution from bonfires and smoke
Whilst you may have a bonfire at a domestic property, we do not promote burning household waste. Burning household waste can reduce the air quality of our borough and can pose a risk to health.
Be aware that:
- burning waste may cause a smoke nuisance to your neighbours
- bonfires can get out of hand and be dangerous, putting additional pressures on emergency services
- we can prosecute you, or issue fines up to £400, if you're caught fly-tipping
Bonfires on public land are illegal. Anyone caught building a bonfire could be fined for fly-tipping.
Alternatives to bonfires
Think about practical alternatives for disposing of waste other than bonfires, such as:
- taking your waste to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)