News Flash

Home

Posted on: June 18, 2019

Open Burning Ban

Open Burning Ban (2)

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has begun its annual Open Burning Ban in 45 counties in and around the metro Atlanta area. The ban is in effect for the ozone season, which runs May 1 through September 30.
“During summer months, ozone in the air we breathe can reach unhealthy levels,” said Ron Methier, Chief of E.P.D.’s Air Protection Branch.
Open burning, particularly of land clearing debris (leaves, tree limbs, or other yard wastes), is a significant contributor to the pollutants that form ozone. 
Recreational activities such as campfires and grilling are exempt from the open burning ban.
For information about composting (as an alternative to burning), go tohttps://bit.ly/2PRTbA3.


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Sustainability Event (2)

Sustainability Public Input Event

Posted on: July 10, 2019
Woodstock Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

Posted on: June 20, 2019
CityOf_Woodstock_Ad_378x245-01

SAVE WITH GAS SOUTH

Posted on: June 19, 2018