The burning of trade waste is an offence. All businesses have a duty of care regarding their waste and must ensure it is properly managed and have suitable arrangements in place for its storage, collection, transportation and final disposal.
Causing dark smoke from burning waste at a trade, industrial or business premises is an offence under the Clean Air Act 1993. Furthermore, any bonfire could constitute a statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in relation to smoke, fumes and dust, for example.
We have produced Bonfires and the law: a guide for business [PDF, 992Kb] explaining the legislation in further detail.
We offer a range of commercial waste services to businesses.
If you want to complain about a commercial bonfire, please call us on 01724 297000