It is a common misconception that local by-laws exist controlling bonfires. They do not. There are no local by-laws or regulations affecting your right to have a bonfire. It is not illegal to have a domestic bonfire for the purpose of disposing of your own garden waste.
Because bonfires produce smoke, toxic chemicals and can cause annoyance to neighbours, Suffolk Coastal has some helpful advice in this leaflet to residents who wish to burn their rubbish. It also includes details of how to make a complaint to them if there is a regular nuisance.
For more information, visit the Nuisance caused by noise, smoke and rubbish page on the East Suffolk (Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Councils) website. Click here to open in a new tab.