The burning of garden refuse may be restricted according to the time of year.

Spring/Summer Restricted Burning period

  • 9 November - 22 December

You may burn one small heap of up to one cubic metre of garden refuse during the Spring/Summer Restricted Burning period without a Permit. 

It cannot be lit before 6pm and must be fully extinguished by 11pm.

A courtesy call to your area Fire Control Officer is recommended.

Autumn Restricted Burning period

  • 15 March - 12 May 

A Permit to Burn is required to burn all garden refuse during the Autumn Restricted Burning period.

Burning is prohibited on days where the Fire Danger Rating is HIGH or above.

Other ways to dispose of garden refuse

Your green FOGO bin is emptied weekly and is a great way to regularly dispose of garden waste.

Bulk green waste up to one cubic metre can be taken to the Davis Road Waste Management Facility free of charge. Fees apply for green waste in excess of one cubic metre.

All green waste must be free from any contamination otherwise general waste disposal charges will apply.

Find out more about Waste and Recycling Facilities.

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