Bonfires are not an environmentally friendly way to get rid of waste, and they may fall under the Environmental Protection Act if they are a persistent nuisance.

You should always dispose of your rubbish responsibly. You can get rid of garden waste and household waste at the recycling centres in Westbrook Lane, Herne Bay and Vauxhall Road, Canterbury.

If bonfires are causing a frequent problem, speak to the people responsible - they may not know they are causing an issue.

If this does not resolve things, keep a record of the dates and times of the bonfires and contact us - we will then look into it further.