Avoid burning green or damp garden waste as this is likely to generate more smoke, which could cause a nuisance to your neighbours.
You must never burn household waste, such as:
- foam-filled furniture
- items containing polystyrene
- old furniture
- painted or treated wood
- tins of paint
These items can cause excessive smoke and noxious fumes that can harm the environment and the health of you and the others around you. Tins and bottles can also explode when in a fire. Read more about how burning affects air quality.
It is also an offence to dispose of waste from a trade or business activity without the proper authorisation, and this includes burning it. Read more about waste laws on the government's Legislation website.