Leaves – Burning

Q: Rather than raking and bagging all of my leaves, is it legal to burn them instead?

A: Outdoor burning of yard waste is regulated by the Georgia Forestry Commission and local law. The Forestry Commission typically institutes a “burn ban” from May through September. This prevents air pollution in summer and, to some extent, prevents forest fires. The burning rules can be changed by local municipalities; many cities have year-round burning bans. Get more details at 1- 877-OK2-BURN or www.gfc.state.ga.us.

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