Manchester City Council

Environmental problems Smoke

Bonfires - in the garden

Burning household waste is not an acceptable or environmentally friendly way to dispose of household rubbish, it is unnecessary.  You should dispose of your rubbish responsibly.

If your neighbour is burning rubbish in their garden/land speak to them and explain the problem in a friendly way. Most neighbours will be considerate in the future when they realise they are causing a problem and should make other arrangements to get rid of their rubbish. 

If you believe there is imminent risk to persons or property from a bonfire, contact the Fire and Rescue Service immediately on 999!

The police can also prosecute anyone who allows smoke to drift across a road causing a danger to road users.

 If the problem continues, keep a note of the dates and times of the bonfires and contact us.

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