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Outdoor burning ban effective May 1
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Beginning May 1 and ending September 30, EPD’s open burning ban will be in effect for 54 Georgia counties, including Lumpkin. The open burning ban has been in effect for the current areas since 2005.

The open burning ban prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and landclearing debris during the months of May through September. This restriction is in addition to a ban on burning household garbage that exists year-round throughout all of Georgia.

Citizens are reminded that these rules are in place for a reason—and the reason is health. Smoke from fires contains chemicals and pollutants that may negatively impact a person’s health. Burning yard waste releases nitrogen oxides and particle pollution into the air. Both pollutants can contribute to lung and heart disease.

Citizens can access more information on the open burning ban by visiting www.georgiaair.org and clicking on the open burning rules graphic, or by calling the EPD Mountain District Office at 770-387-4900.
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Outdoor burning ban effective May 1
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Beginning May 1 and ending September 30, EPD’s open burning ban will be in effect for 54 Georgia counties, including Lumpkin. The open burning ban has been in effect for the current areas since 2005.

The open burning ban prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and landclearing debris during the months of May through September. This restriction is in addition to a ban on burning household garbage that exists year-round throughout all of Georgia.

Citizens are reminded that these rules are in place for a reason—and the reason is health. Smoke from fires contains chemicals and pollutants that may negatively impact a person’s health. Burning yard waste releases nitrogen oxides and particle pollution into the air. Both pollutants can contribute to lung and heart disease.

Citizens can access more information on the open burning ban by visiting www.georgiaair.org and clicking on the open burning rules graphic, or by calling the EPD Mountain District Office at 770-387-4900.
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