Bonfires and Smoke

Domestic bonfires

Welwyn Hatfield borough is not a smoke control area and there are no by-laws about the times that residents may have bonfires.

We strongly discourage residents from lighting bonfires as they cause extreme nuisance to others and we receive many complaints about.

For advice on safer and more environmentally friendly ways to dispose of garden waste consider our garden waste collection or home composting advice.

If you must light a bonfire follow our guide on how to do this safely and minimise harm to others.

Burning commercial waste

Bonfires are not an acceptable method of disposing of commercial trade waste.

There are strict penalties for trade waste adversely impacting on the environment or human health.

See our guidance on burning commercial and trade waste for more details.