We have a chargeable fortnightly garden waste collection service which runs from February to the end of November. Alternatively, garden waste can be taken to various approved sites (Pyke Quarry or the main household waste recycling facility at Hempstead in Gloucester).
We would not advise having a bonfire as it may cause a smoke nuisance to your neighbours (often the cause of countless disputes between neighbours), or produce smoke that is classed a pollution and therefore illegal. Our Environmental Health Department will take action under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 if they are satisfied that a nuisance has occurred, or is likely to recur.
If you do light a bonfire, please avoid doing so in the evening as it produces the worst pollution due to inversion layers caused by cooler night air.