Guidance

Burning waste on campfires and bonfires: RPS 50

When you can burn waste at traditional events such as Guy Fawkes’ bonfires and Scout and Guide campfires.

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If you follow the conditions in this regulatory position statement (RPS), you can burn waste at traditional events such as Guy Fawkes’ bonfires and Scout and Guide campfires without an environmental permit for a waste operation.

Published 27 March 2014
Last updated 2 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Changed 'You should not burn wet wood' to 'You should avoid burning wet wood'.

  2. We have inserted the following text: 'You should not burn wet wood. Wet wood creates more smoke than dry wood.'

  3. We have clarified what wastes can be burnt. We have also clarified that waste management operators must not provide waste for burning, or carry out the burning on their premises. We have extended the review date until 31 January 2023.

  4. We have extended this RPS until 31 January 2020.

  5. First published.