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Domestic Burning

Following the passage of the Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020, new restrictions will be placed on the sale of certain solid fuels from 1 May 2021.

The regulations mean it will be an offence to sell wet wood in volumes under 2m3 and set out a sell through period of until 1 May 2021. Retailers will be required to check that their supplier of wood has received certification to demonstrate that their wood has less than 20% moisture. Retailers will also need to store seasoned wood in such a way as to keep it dry.  

The Government is expected to publish guidance on the regulations shortly which ACS will review and share with members. Please contact with any questions.

More information about Defra's 'Burn Better' campaign is available here.