Public Service Announcement — “Restrictions on the type of materials that can be burned in Outside Fires

Public Service Announcement
“Restrictions on the type of materials that can be burned in Outside Fires”

In light of recent storm damage, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services wants to remind homeowners and businesses that there are restrictions on the types of material that can be burned in outside fires.

It is unlawful to burn items such as:

. Construction and demolition debris,
. Household trash,
. Tires,
. Furniture, or
. Any kind of painted, treated, or glued wood.

Burning these materials releases toxic air pollutants, creates potentially hazardous ash, and puts your family, neighbors, and the environment at risk.
Therefore, these requirements are affective all year regardless of rain or snow cover.

Materials acceptable for burning include:

. Brush less than five inches in diameter originating on-site,
. Clean lumber scraps, originating on-site,
. Campfire wood,
. Charcoal, and
. Clean wood pallets.

Prior to conducting any burning, be sure to contact your local Fire Warden or Fire Department, for additional restrictions and local ordinances.
Fire Department 838-2211
Fire Warden – G.P. Houston 838-6872
Deputy Wardens – George Stevens 838-6675
Greg Hartwell 838-6272
Jeff Dodge 838-6746

For more information on what materials are acceptable for burning, you can contact the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services at 271-5629, or visit DES.NH.GOV and click on “Open Burning” under the A to Z topics list.

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