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Burning off and fireworks

Burning off — materials that can't be burnt

When burning off on your property, it is important to know what materials can't be burnt.

Do not burn the following materials:

  • wet materials (make sure all green waste has dried out before burning)
  • non-timber building materials
  • rubber or plastic, including plastic mulch, plant pots and packaging materials
  • furnishings and carpet
  • manufactured chemicals
  • petrol or oil products
  • paint
  • food waste
  • manure and straw
  • carcasses of dead animals or birds, unless prescribed by the Department of Agriculture as the only means of disposal
  • other offensive, noxious or toxic matter.

This page was last updated on 7 June 2021.