Meanwhile, a protest was staged at the Avoniel Leisure Centre bonfire site on Tuesday night. Those that attended staged a human shield saying the structure was "going nowhere" after the council reaffirmed its decision to remove the material from its site.
A crowd of around 400 gathered at the barricaded gates of the leisure centre where Robert Girvin of the East Belfast Cultural Collective, which represents bonfire builders, said the Avoniel pyre would be lit.
"This bonfire is going nowhere and is being lit. I give you a guarantee that there will be a bonfire here on the Eleventh. We will be there to celebrate our culture, not defend it," he added.