Are you allowed to have a bonfire in garden?

According to government guidance, there are no laws that prohibit you from burning rubbish and lighting bonfires in your garden. However, there are rules in place to prevent bonfires from causing a nuisance to neighbours or a hazard to safety, and there are certain types of waste you can and can’t burn.

Are you allowed to have a bonfire in your garden UK?

Can I have a bonfire in my garden? Generally yes. … You must not cause a nuisance to your neighbours and even then you should restrict the waste you burn to dry (not green) garden waste, clean timber, cardboard or paper. Burning other materials on an open fire may prove toxic, especially plastics, rubber, paint and oils.

Is having a fire in your garden illegal?

There are no laws against having a bonfire, but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause if prejudicial to health or a nuisance to the neighbourhood. … Action can also be taken if a bonfire on trade premises causes dark smoke. This is an offence under section two of the Clean Air Act, with a fine of up to £20,000.

Are garden bonfires banned during lockdown?

Coronavirus (COVID-19): please do not light bonfires or burn garden waste at this time. It may be harmful to people living nearby with breathing difficulties. Instead, please keep your garden waste, compost it, or set up a garden waste collection.

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Do you need permission for a bonfire?

There are no laws on when a resident can have a bonfire at their home. However, domestic or commercial fires must not cause a statutory nuisance.

What time can you legally have a fire in your garden?

Contrary to some belief there are no restrictions on the time of day, or day of the week that someone can have a fire. Generally speaking if you live in a domestic property and are burning domestic or garden waste then you can have a fire whenever you like.

What are the rules for burning rubbish in your garden?

Guidelines for burning rubbish

  • only burn dry material.
  • don’t burn household rubbish, rubber tyres, or anything containing plastic, foam or paint.
  • don’t use old engine oil, meths or petrol to light the fire or encourage it.
  • don’t light a fire on damp, still days or in the evenings.

Can Neighbours have bonfires?

If the type of domestic property you live in is suitable, it is perfectly legal to have a bonfire on your land and, contrary to popular belief, there are no restrictions as to what time of the day or day of the week you can have it on.

Can I use a fire pit in London?

London is a smokeless zone, meaning that the burning of wood and coal is not permitted. … You cannot burn wood or coal in an open fire in London e.g. in a basket or insert fire. However, you can burn smokeless fuel which is manufactured to produce less smoke.

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