THE SALE OF COAL IS TO BE PHASED OUT
You may have heard the news that the government wants to phase out the sale of coal and wet wood.
This is the latest information we have.
IT IS NOT A BAN ON COAL & WOOD BURNING STOVES
What The Changes Will Mean
• Owners of wood burners, stoves & open fires will no longer be able to buy house coal or wet wood from February 2021.
• Any such fuel you already have in stock can still be used - the ban will be on the sale - not the burning of them.
• Sales of bagged traditional house coal & wet logs from outlets such as petrol stations & supermarkets will be phased out by
• The delivery of loose house coal direct to customers from fuel merchants will end by 2023 - so you will still be able to get coal
delivered until then.
• Sales of wet wood in small amounts will be phased out from February 2021.
Wet wood in volumes greater than 2m cube will also have to be sold with advice on how to dry it before burning
• Makers of solid fuels will also need to show they have a very low sulphur content and only emit a small amount of smoke.