Burning household waste affects your health and your community's health...
Do you know the dangers from burning household waste near your home? Today's trash contains plastics, metals, and synthetic materials that create dangerous chemicals when burned. These chemicals include dioxins, benzene, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), and other compounds that are known to cause respiratory ailments, stress human immune systems, and are potentially carcinogenic.
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Residential Waste Burning Restrictions
Check here for information about residential waste burning in your county, find out if you are in a temporary exemption area, or if you need to contact your local air district. The local air districts also determine if and when vegetation can be burned outdoors at residences, depending on local air quality.