Cleaning Seasons Raises Trash-Burning Concerns

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Updated: 4/09/2013 11:58 am
It's spring and for people across the state, that means it's time for outdoor fires, but the fine for illegal burning can be up to $25,000 per day per violation.

The Division for Air Quality wants to help you learn before you burn by offering the following tips:
  • Don't burn trash. Trash burning is illegal in Kentucky. Plastics, chemicals, and other synthetic material in the things we throw away could release toxic pollutants like lead and mercury.
  • Don't burn trailers, buildings, or construction equipment. Carpeting, shingles, drywall, insulation and painted, stained, or treated wood are also illegal to burn because they could release dangerous toxins. Anything that can't be recycled should be taken to a landfill.
  • Be aware of restrictions for campfires, cooking fires, and tree limb disposal fires. You can keep up with county-wide burn bans here.
  • Never burn anything within 50 feet of any structure or near streams, sinkholes, landfills, or utility lines.
  • To report illegal burning or to learn more about burning restrictions, you can call the Division for Air Quality's open burn hotline at 1-888-BURN-LAW, or visit their website here.
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