Dubliners Urged to Report Bonfire Material

Dublin City Council is promoting a safe and enjoyable Halloween for everyone this year. Bonfires are illegal and Dublin City Council is asking the public to report stockpiled material:

  • Call Dublin City Council 01 222 2222 or 01 679 6186 (Evenings and Weekends)
  • Report ‘bonfire materials’ online at http://www.dublincity247.ie/

The Council will carry out dozens of stockpiling raids removing bonfire material across the city between now and Halloween as part of its drive to promote a safe Halloween that all the community can enjoy.

Simon Brock of Dublin City Council’s Waste Management Services says, “Dublin City Council is asking you to report stockpiling of bonfire material to us as soon as possible so that we can remove the material and avoid the risk of serious injury, damage to property and our environment over the Halloween period.

We are putting in place an extensive action plan for the 2018 Halloween period to ensure that we remove as much material as possible to help ensure a family friendly Halloween for all”

In 2017 Dublin City Council successfully removed 450 tonnes of bonfire materials during the Halloween period in response to over 300 reports of stockpiling from the public.

The excellent cooperation received from An Garda Síochána is essential to the success of these operations.