Are bonfires legal in Ireland?

It is illegal to burn household or garden waste at home or in your garden. This is an offence under waste management legislation and the Air Pollution Act 1987. If you are convicted, you can be fined up to €3,000 or imprisoned for 12 months. Burning waste is illegal because there can be toxic chemicals in waste items.

campervan, caravan, mobile home, quad bike or other mechanically propelled vehicle (including quads) or motorcycle on the beach other than in an area designated for this purposes. … e) Fires: Light any fires including bonfires or burn any materials on the beach.

Can you have a fire in your garden during lockdown?

Please do not light bonfires. Smoke can be harmful to those living nearby with health problems. Bonfire smoke causes air pollution, which can have damaging health effects on everyone. … We therefore urge you to think about your neighbours and avoid having a garden bonfire at this time.

Can I burn wood in my garden Ireland?

It is illegal to burn any waste in your garden, including wood. Many wood products are treated with toxic chemicals to prevent rot.

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What can I burn in my fire pit Ireland?

Depending on the model of firepit or Chiminea you can burn almost anything in there, but to be safe, we recommend that you burn Zip™ firelogs where you don’t need to use paper, kindling or chopped wood.

Can you have a BBQ on the beach Ireland?

Bylaws typically prohibit open fires from being lit on beaches, but local authorities will usually allow the use of enclosed barbecues. … But for one of the nicest – and most responsible – beachside barbecue experiences, check out Acton’s Beachside Camping, outside Clifden, Co Galway (actonsbeachsidecamping.com).

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 on burning rubbish in your garden?

If burning is the most practical way to dispose of your garden waste, follow guidelines to avoid causing nuisance. It’s important you: only burn dry material. don’t burn household rubbish, rubber tyres, or anything containing plastic, foam or paint.

How do I complain about a Neighbour’s bonfire?

If you are bothered by a bonfire

If this fails, contact your local council’s environmental health department. They must investigate your complaint and can issue a nuisance abatement notice. You can also take private action in the magistrates’ court.

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