Air pollution in Dudley Borough is a significant issue, Garden Bonfires can make it worse. Garden bonfires and burning other rubbish can sometimes cause problems if not carried out with care.
Burning garden waste produces smoke and pollutants which can damage the environment and can be harmful to health. Burning rubber, plastic or painted materials not only creates unpleasant smells but also emits a cocktail of potentially poisonous chemicals into the air.
Rather than burning your garden waste consider composting or using the Garden Waste Collection service (green wheelie bins or bulk collection).