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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Open Burning Ban

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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 to

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