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Report air pollution | Birmingham City Council

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Report air pollution

You can report three types of air pollution:

  • Smoke from bonfires and chimneys
  • Emissions, e.g. dust, gases, etc, arising from commercial or industrial premises
  • Smoke and dust arising from construction or demolition sites

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Garden waste bonfires

While our household recycling centres (tips) are closed and Garden Waste Service suspended for new customers, please be respectful of your neighbours and a need for clean air by not burning your garden rubbish. We recommend giving home-composting a try or keeping your garden rubbish to one side and waiting for the tips to reopen.

Although it is not illegal to have a garden bonfire, there are laws against the nuisance they cause which can result in fines of up to £5,000.