DEQ Press Releases

Driscoll, Paul

DEQ issues reminders for open burning season

HELENA – Montana’s spring/summer burning season began March 1, and DEQ reminds Montanans that only clean, untreated wood and plant material can be burned.

 

Materials prohibited from open burning include:

  • Food waste
  • Plastic
  • Wood that has been coated, painted, stained or treated
  • Dead animals or animal droppings
  • Rubber materials
  • Chemicals
  • Asphalt shingles and tar paper
  • Pathogenic or hazardous wastes
  • Standing or demolished structures containing prohibited materials listed in Administrative Rules of Montana, Chapter 17. 8, Subchapter 6, “Materials Prohibited from Open Burning” http://bit.ly/burnrules

 

Before ignition, always check for county-level burn restrictions as a result of cold weather inversions, summer wildfires or other air-quality impacts.

 

Burners also should contact local fire control authorities – regardless of weather conditions – to learn local fire safety requirements and report the timeframe and location of their planned burn. 

 

For more information on open burning rules, open burning seasons and state-level permit requirements, visit: http://burnclosures.mt.gov

Previous Article Money available for projects to prevent nonpoint source water pollution
Next Article DEQ issues draft EIS for Black Butte Copper Project
Print
750