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Prohibition on Burning Waste

Disposal of Waste through Burning!
Burning of waste is illegal, it is a health and environmental hazard.
Burning waste produces toxic smoke and chemicals.

It is illegal to burn:
• Waste on private or commercial premises, in an exposed pile or in a container such as a skip or barrel.
• Waste on construction sites.
• Waste resulting from landscaping/gardening works. Including Golf-courses, commercial landscaping and domestic gardening.
• Waste in open fire or stove, or other solid fuel appliances i.e. incorrectly using waste as an alternative fuel source.
• Waste in garden/home incinerators.
• waste in bonfires at Halloween or other times of the year.

Please contact Tipperary County Council to report/complain about alleged burning of WASTE.
Telephone: 076 1065000
email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

How to dispose of Green Waste from Gardens / Golf courses etc.
Green Waste such as hedge clippings, tree branches, etc. from Households, Golf Courses and the landscaping of commercial premises can be disposed of through the use of shredders. The shredded material can be used as mulch or mixed with compost.
Householders may also bring their green waste (e.g. hedge clippings, grass cuttings, Christmas trees, etc.) to Council operated Civic Amenity Sites or private waste facilities.

Controlled Burning For FARMERS
A Farmer MAY carry out a controlled burn of: untreated uncontaminated wood, trees, trimmings, leaves, bushes or similar materials generated by agricultural practices.

Before the burning takes place the farmer must notify Fire Control Limerick and must submit a completed Statutory Notice/Declaration in advance of the proposed burning of such waste to Tipperary County Council, Environment & Climate Action Department.

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Related FAQs

Is it illegal to burn waste?


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.
This agricultural exemption applies until 01st January 2021 when such activities will require a Certificate of Registration from Tipperary County Council.

If burning is causing a nuisance, contact the Environment & Climate Action department of Tipperary County Council at customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie or on 0761 06 5000.

Is the burning of waste in bonfires illegal?

It should not be used as an excuse to burn household and hazardous waste that has built up. Problems that can arise from bonfires include smoke that is potentially toxic, hazardous substances that can explode and cause injury and ground and water pollution from the ashes of the fire. It is also important to remember that burning of household waste in your backyard, fireplace or a waste burner is also illegal and can lead to a fine of up to €3,000.