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Environmental Health

Bonfires and smoke nuisance

Find out how to report a bonfire.

You are allowed to burn a bonfire as long as it doesn't:

  • cause a nuisance. Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (as amended) it is an offence for people to dispose of their garden waste in a way likely to cause nuisance.
  • burn dark smoke on industrial or trade premises

Report a bonfire

You can report bonfires causing a nuisance. You need to tell us:

  • location
  • time it started
  • colour of smoke
  • your contact number


Phone: 0141 577 3782


Outwith office hours

Phone Ring and Report on 0800 013 0076

What we will do

We'll visit, decide if the bonfire is causing nuisance and take action if we need to.