Birmingham City Council

Bonfires Garden and Commercial

There are no permitted times in Birmingham for lighting bonfires (see the section on Bonfire Myths ). There are many ways to dispose of waste and unwanted items without the need to light a bonfire. Each year in Birmingham, firefighters are called out at least 10 times a day to deal with unnecessary rubbish fires. The information provided seeks to explain about the legislation that controls bonfires and to link to other useful sources or information.

To request advice or assistance go to or Telephone 0121 303 6007

Warning: Look out for hedgehogs in bonfires!