Common sense should win every time,But when it comes to burning, some people do not think about others in their area.
Burning rubbish can cause localised air pollution and annoy neighbours. why?
Well first, it creates bad smell in the house which last for days, clothes that I just washed are now contaminated and smelly so have to wash again. these two alone should be enough but NO they still Burn…
Also it would take maybe 5 mins to put that heap of grass or leafs into a bag and put it out for bin men to remove. But NO, again they will spend 1/2 hour to a hour moving thing around to burn which yet again causes that plume of smoke to rise and pollute.
I do not think there is any laws to prevent people from burning, but come folks! use your common sense.
Here are some guidelines to help you burn safely and not annoy neighbours…
First – Tell your neighbours you intend to burn on a certain day if weather is good – at least they will know not to put washing out…
1. Do not have a fire if the wind is variable or if it is blowing directly towards neighbouring properties
2. Burn dry material only o Never burn household rubbish, rubber tyres, or anything containing plastic, foam or paint
3. Never use old engine oil, methylated spirits or petrol to light a fire or to keep it going
4. Avoid lighting a fire in unsuitable weather conditions – smoke lingers on still days and if it is windy, smoke may be blown into neighbouring properties or across roads
5. Avoid burning at weekends and on bank holidays when people want to enjoy their homes and gardens
and finally 6. Avoid burning when the air quality in your area is ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’.
BUT BEST ADVICE – Just Use Bin Bags its faster and no chance to annoy neighbours….