Information and advice on bonfires.
Although the Council has no specific bye-laws to control bonfires, it has powers under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to act if it considers a bonfire a legal nuisance.
In built-up areas, having frequent bonfires is likely to upset neighbours. Disposal of waste by burning is best avoided: composting of garden waste is recommended.
Material such as plastic and rubber should NEVER be burned owing because they are likely to create particularly hazardous emissions.
Environmental Protection can provide useful leaflets on bonfires - please telephone 01237 428810 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See section on Noise and other statutory nuisances for more information.
For further information about refuse collection, recycling and disposal of waste, please contact our Cleansing and Recycling Officer on 01237 428734.