Smoke control area

Bonfires

Smoke control areas only restrict smoke from domestic chimneys and do not cover garden bonfires or bonfires on building and construction sites.

However, your bonfire should not cause a nuisance to any neighbours or local residents. You can find out more about the rules on bonfires from GOV.UK - Garden bonfires: the rules.

Please note: you should never burn household or commercial waste on a bonfire, only garden waste. However, we encourage more environmentally friendly ways of disposing of your garden waste. For more information vist our green waste page.