Okay Folks… the Annual Georgia Burn Ban has begun.

burn ban

It is time to switch methods for yard clean up from Burning to Hauling. Beginning May 1, 2015, running through September 30, 2015. This burn ban includes leaves, tree limbs and forest land. Recreational fires, such as in fire pits is allowed. Citizens who do not adhere to the ban may receive a fine. Press Release

The Marietta Fire Department and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources remind you to comply with federal clean air regulations, according to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The ban is in effect for 54 Georgia counties. View the Georgia Summer Burn Page.

There are heightened air quality concerns regarding the formation of ground-level ozone in the summer months of May through September in 54 counties . The number of legal burn types in these counties is therefore limited to 5 (or in some cases 6) of the 13 types during the summer. To learn more about this restriction, view the Summer Burn Ban page.

The following are exceptions to the burn ban:

  • Agricultural burning exemption*
  • Forestry “prescribed burning” exemption**
  • Campfires or barbecues
  • Firefighting training exemption, if an appropriate permit is issued
  • Operation of open flame equipment exemption
  • Explosive disposal in accordance with U.S. Department of Labor Safety Regulations

Exemptions are in accordance with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD)

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