The unauthorised burning of waste is prohibited by Sections 32 and 39 of the Waste Management Act. In addition, a law concerning waste disposal by burning has been in force since 2009. The Waste Management Act (Prohibition of Waste by Burning) Regulations 2009 prohibits the disposal of waste by burning and the prevention of environmental pollution by such disposal. A holder of waste shall not dispose of it by burning with the exception of article 5 of the regulations. This relates to material consisting of uncontaminated (free of dangerous substances, preservatives or other artificial impregnation or coating) wood, trees, tree trimmings, leaves or brush, or other similar waste generated by agricultural practices (but excluding garden and park wastes and cemetery wastes and waste arising from infrastructural development works).
A person who wishes to carry out the disposal of waste under Article 5 of these Regulations must notify their local authority in advance.