Burning Waste is illegal!
The Waste Management Act (Prohibition of Waste by Burning) Regulations 2009 prohibits the disposal of waste by burning and the prevention of environmental pollution by such disposal.
A holder of waste shall not dispose of it by burning with the exception of article 5 of the regulations.
The burning of such waste relates solely to material consisting of uncontaminated (free of dangerous substances, preservatives or other artificial impregnation or coating) wood, trees, tree trimmings, leaves or brush, or other similar waste generated by agricultural practices (but excluding garden and park wastes and cemetery wastes and waste arising from infrastructural development works).
A copy of the Waste Management Act (Prohibition of Waste by Burning) Regulations 2009 are
- Available from the downloads section
- May be viewed here – Waste Management Act(Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009 (PDF)