EA issues Guy Fawkes Night warning on illegal waste

The EA will shut down bonfire nights where it suspects waste is being burned illegally

The EA says it will stop events if it suspects illegal waste is to be burnt. Photograph: Lianem/123RFThe Environment Agency (EA) has issued a warning about the illegal burning of waste ahead of Bonfire Night.

The agency issued a statement on 25 October calling on bonfire organisers to be vigilant about the materials they intend to burn. They should also keep sites secure to prevent others from dumping illegal waste on them.

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