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June 12th, 2006, 08:55 PM
In the county where we live, we are still allowed to burn paper and brush with a Fire Permit within the hours between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. March 1st to November 1st. Some restrictions still apply such as no burning during windy conditions and certainly none during drought conditions..
No permit is required during winter months, mostly because of moisture in the ground.
But 20 minutes away where I work, burning is now prohibited, period.
So what I am posting to ask is...
Are you allowed to burn brush and garden refuse without a permit?
If not, how do you deal with large amounts of same?? Chipper/shredder perhaps??
June 13th, 2006, 06:03 AM
I don't know of too many restrictions around here. We can burn whenever we want. My neighbor was burning huge pieces of cherry for 2 days last year. He had it well under control.
I guess I would invest in a chipper. Wood chips are useful. And you can pile them up so they don't take up to much space.
June 13th, 2006, 09:27 AM
We had a shredder for several years. Made shreddies like the mulch that they sell in nurseries. I just added it to the compost pile we had in the city. I suppose I could have used it in the flowerbeds? Just never thought of doing that.
June 13th, 2006, 10:51 AM
Our annual fire restrictions (no open burning) are now in effect for some months in our arid droughty fire season.
Don't have a shredder.
Still pulling up cheatgrass.
Try craigslist, freecycle, or a local version thereof. I've "recycled" some aged tree limbs to one person for chincilla toymaking, have another waiting for fall kindling (she'll pick it up whenever I have it ready but I've been busy gardening) and used to give some to a neighbor for their winter fireplace. Depending on the type of wood, wood carvers might welcome it--and I have seen one or two posts by such asking for free wood for that purpose.
Fire season is frightening, and I welcome the no open burning ban.
Guess in some cases one could always dig a pit compost area for it. Bit too rocky right here for that to be practical by handdigging, though.
June 24th, 2006, 10:06 PM
In my township, I'm allowed to burn during daylight hours except for Sunday, Monday, and on official holidays. I'm allowed to burn paper and cardboard trash, but not yard wastes. Those, I'm supposed to send to the recycling center, or compost myself.
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