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Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning Regulations

The unauthorized burning of waste can have a significant negative impact on local air quality. These Regulations make it an offence to dispose of waste by burning it, except in certain prescribed conditions which must be approved by the Local Authority.

Note that while such burning is often referred to as ‘Backyard Burning’, as in outdoor burning of waste (including agricultural/horticultural waste), the Regulations also make it an offence to burn domestic waste in a fireplace, stove, or other appliance.

Further information is available on the EPA website and in the video below:

Exemption is provided for certain agricultural practices but only as a last resort and after specified steps are taken to, reduce and recycle waste arising. If you intend to burn waste solely consisting of uncontaminated (free of dangerous substances, preservatives or other artificial impregnation or coating) wood, trees, tree trimmings, leaves, or brush, or other similar waste generated by agricultural practices (but excluding garden and park wastes and cemetery wastes and waste arising from infrastructural development works) you will need to give notice to Kildare County Council.

If you require any further information, please contact the Environment Section on 045-980588