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Smoke control areas

Smoke damages our local air quality and is harmful to everyone's health. We use smoke control areas to reduce the amount of harmful smoke that is released from chimneys.

What you can burn

The government website explains what the smoke control rules are, including:

  • what you can burn
  • exempt appliances
  • outdoor fires and ovens
  • bonfires

Walsall's smoke control areas

Most of Walsall Borough falls within a smoke control area. You can see the different areas on our map below. If you're unsure if you're in a smoke control area, you can contact us.

There are a few exceptions, like certain properties and areas near Walsall town centre and Brownhills.

Map of smoke control areas