Open Burning

Open burning is any set outdoor fire that does not vent to a chimney or stack.

Some studies indicate that even small camp fires burning clean wood can emit harmful chemicals. Burning “unclean” materials can be even more hazardous. For example, when you burn refuse in burn barrels or open piles, the potential cost to your health, your home, your neighbors and your environment far exceeds the price of adequate collection services. Protect yourself, your neighbors and your wallet by knowing what you can burn and where.

Here is a helpful PDF from the EPA to better help navigate this. PDF

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