Manchester City Council

Manchester's thoughts and sympathies

Manchester is sharing its sympathy with the family and friends of Labour MP and Father of The House of Commons Sir Gerald Kaufman who passed away aged 86.

Sign the online Book of condolence.

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Environmental problems Smoke and fire

Commercial - burning of waste

Businesses should not burn ANY commercial waste, not even cardboard, they have a legal obligation to dispose of waste in a legal manner, which does not include burning.

Alternatively, if you believe the fire is dangerous, please call 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.

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Investigate and take formal action immediately.

In addition any dark or black smoke from burning at business premises is also an offence, and if witnessed can result in prosecution.

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