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Bonfires: the rules

There are no laws against having a bonfire, but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause.

 

 

It is illegal to Burn  waste in a Bonfire.

 

 

  Burning waste can be a nuisance to neighbours and can also pollute the   air by releasing harmful chemicals into it.

There may be many toxic chemicals in waste items.

Paper waste may contain synthetic materials, preservatives and even plastics.

 

Burning household waste at home or in your garden is illegal.

 

 

Burning of such wastes in low-temperature uncontrolled fires creates toxic and dangerous by-products which are not destroyed by the fire but become airborne on soot particles.

 

These can end up being inhaled or being washed out of the air and deposited onto surrounding soil and vegetation, where they can readily enter the food chain.

 

 

Burning household waste can incur a fine of up to €3,000 or 12 months in prison upon summary conviction in a District Court.

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