Bonfire Materials Removal

Local authorities may remove bonfire materials from public areas for disposal.

Reports in relation bonfire materials can be made to the environment section by phone 059 913 6231 or by email

Halloween or Bonfires

Burning of waste in bonfires at Halloween and other times of the year is an OFFENCE.

Appropriate Alternatives to dispose of Domestic/Commercial Green Waste Greenery waste such as hedge clippings, tree branches, etc. from Households, Golf Courses and commercial premises can be disposed of through the use of shredders. The shredded material could be used as mulch or mixed with compost.

Alternatively, householders may bring their green waste (e.g., hedge clippings, grass cuttings, Christmas trees, etc.) to Council operated Civic Amenity Sites or private waste facilities.

Burning of Waste is Illegal:

The burning of waste is an offence under the following legislation:

The main points of the legislation are that:

  • It is an offence to burn any type of waste (material that is being discarded) this includes Garden Waste (hedge trimmings/grass cuttings etc.).
  • The use of devices/containers such as Skips, Barrels and/or "domestic waste incinerators" to burn waste is an offence.
  • It is an offence to burn household waste by use of stoves or open fires.