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Burning waste in a client's garden

Hi All. 

I have a customer with a large garden and their previous gardener has piled the waste in a large pile away from the house.  


I am being asked to burn the waste.  


Is this legal and do you need any permissions or is there anything that should be taken into consideration. 


Thanks in advance - Tom 

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  • Just check with the council for the local byelaws on bonfires.   If it's ok, best to then speak to the neighbours before burning............... you really don't want to piss them off if it can be avoided.  They might not mind if they have warning or they might prefer a certain time of day...... it'll be damp so alot of smoke. 

    • Thank you.  

  • PRO

    Also, make sure that it is kept well under control as your biz insurance may not cover you if things got out of hand.

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    I'm afraid I just get on with it.... Ive got 3 gardens that burn waste - all big. I jus make sure the wind isnt blowing the wrong way - then get going, in a small way to start with - get the heat up and all is OK. If however it is a town garden I now just use  one of those dustbin sized incinerators. The key Ive found is to apologise profusely if a neighbour complains..... and let it go out asap afterwards

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