Burning Guides


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Burning Guides

To minimise air pollution and nuisance effects from smoke it is important to follow good burning practices.

See air quality - caring for Marlborough's air

Burning in Industrial Zones

Fires in the open are unauthorised in industrial zones. You cannot burn anything in the open unless a resource consent has been obtained. This includes bonfires and fires in drums. Business and property owners should inform staff and tenants of the industrial burning rules. Note, you are liable for fires lit on your property or at your business. If your employer directs you to light an unauthorised fire, you are still liable.

See the Industrial Burning Rules guide below for more details.