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Air Quality Bylaw for Indoor Domestic Fires 2017

This bylaw regulates indoor domestic fires in residential properties and non-commercial buildings.

What the Air Quality Bylaw for Domestic Indoor Fires does

The bylaw aims to reduce air pollution caused by indoor fires by:

  • regulating what can and cannot be burnt in an indoor domestic fire
  • setting standards for new indoor fireplaces.

You must not burn the following materials:

  • wet wood
  • wood and wood products that are painted, tanalised or treated
  • fuel with a high sulphur content (e.g. high-sulphur coal)
  • rubbish or green waste.

If you install or replace a wood burner or other type of indoor fire, it will have to meet the regional standards in the bylaw, as well as the national standards set out on the Ministry for the Environment website [external link: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/air/national-environmental-standards-air-quality].

Get a copy of the Air Quality Bylaw for Domestic Indoor Fires

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