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Fire Safety and Prevention

In the home, business, at Christmas and Halloween, fire safety events and information

Burning Waste

Burning Waste

The disposal of waste by uncontrolled burning is an offence.

Meath County Council advise that the Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal By Burning) Regulations 2009, allowing farmers to dispose of waste generated by agricultural practices by burning has now expired.


It is now an offence under the Air Pollution Act 1987, and the Waste Management Act 1996 as amended, to dispose of Agricultural waste such as bushes, branches and trees, etc by burning.


The alternative options for the farmers are as follows:


  • waste arisings are reduced in accordance with best agricultural practice


  • waste is reused where practicable,


  • is recycled through shredding and use as compost or wood chippings


  • is salvaged for use as fuel where practicable
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Fire Safety at Christmas

Christmas time is a great time of family and togetherness. However it can also be a time of increased fire risk. In order to have a fire safe Christmas please remember the following advice.

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Fire Safety in the Home

About 50 people die each year because of preventable fires in the home. Every fire has a cause and most often, there’s a common-sense, simple method of prevention.

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Fire Safety in the Home Video Series

These videos are aimed at reducing fire risks within the home in rooms such as kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms as well as how to barbecue safely with family and friends.

They also give advice and guidance on how to check and test your smoke alarm, evacuate safely from your home, and how to call the fire brigade if you need their services.

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Fire Safety Leaflets

Fire safety inside the home and outside of the home.

Attached are fire safety leaflets which contain important safety information.


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