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Do not supply your household waste for burning in a bonfire or hand over waste material to any unauthorised waste collector - YOU WILL BE LIABLE FOR A FINE OF UP TO €4,000

Anyone caught dumping waste in an open area can also be fined €150 under the Litter Pollution Act.  You can report instances of dumping to 1800 403 503.

  • bonfire burning is a very serious threat to public health and the environment
  • smoke from burning wastes can contain hazardous chemicals including sulphur dioxide, lead, mercury, arsenic and carbon monoxide
  • remember, it affects everyone and everything in your neighbourhood: children, the elderly, pets and other animals
  • some health effects include: skin rashes, cancers, asthma and people with respiratory conditions can be especially vulnerable
  • wastes such as aerosols, pressurised containers and flammable substances can explode and injure bystanders and damage nearby properties
  • children can swallow toxic material from dirt on their hands while playing near ash residue
  • bonfires contribute to anti social behaviour
  • clean up costs are substantial
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