Prohibition of open burning

(1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2), no person may carry out any open burning;

(2) The provisions of subsection (1) do not apply to any open burning using only coal or biomass or both
     - (a)for any recreational outdoor activity on any property; or
     - (b)at a dwelling for the purposes of heating any area in that dwelling or cooking, heating water or other domestic purpose.

Air pollution

An owner or occupier of premises creates a public health nuisance if
(a) any waste on the premises is burned outside except in an approved appliance;
(b) ash, grit, soot or smoke is emitted from any chimney or appliance or from any other means on the premises in a manner or quantity that is sufficient to have an adverse impact on public health;
(c) the erection or destruction of a building or structure causes dust to be discharged into the surrounding atmosphere in a manner or quantity that is sufficient to have an adverse impact on public health; or
(d) Any dust is generated on, and emitted from the premises due to any activity or process and discharged into the surrounding atmosphere in a manner or quantity that is sufficient to have an adverse impact on public health.

 

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Failure to comply with the By-Laws of the City of Johannesburg may lead to prosecution and fines.

For more information on the By-Laws  call 011 375 5555

The People's Centre Enquiries 011 376 8604

Citizen Relationship Management
Enquiries 011 376 8500

Emergency Services (EMS) Enquiries 011 375 5911

Environmental Department of Health
Enquiries 011 376 8522 / 8600

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