Every year the fire, ambulance and rescue services answer hundreds of calls over the Halloween period. The majority of these calls relate to bonfires. This is an avoidable and unnecessary burden on Dublin’s emergency services.
The uncontrolled burning of waste is an illegal practice. Parks, open spaces and areas of amenity can become the focus of vandals at this time of year.
The Council would like to appeal to local residents and businesses to be vigilant and report any stockpiling of waste. Please note that allowing unpermitted waste collectors to remove waste from your property is an offence and could incur a fine of up to €5,000. Any materials on your property that are likely to be taken and used for bonfires should be stored safely and securely, or disposed of correctly, prior to Halloween.
To report the illegal dumping or stockpiling of waste, please call 01-2054700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.