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Burning waste is usually an environmentally poor waste management option. However, when it comes to bonfire night there are no laws about having a bonfire in your garden, but there are laws for the nuisance and pollution it could cause.
The Fire and Rescue Service suggest that you attend an official organised bonfire and firework display, however if you are planning on having a bonfire, here is some good practice and safety advice:
Another important point to remember is to check for hedge hogs and other small animals that may have used it as a shelter before lighting your bonfire.
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More information on burning waste is available here
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
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