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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Open Burning Ban in Effect May 1 - September 30

The Georgia EPD's seasonal ban on open burning is in effect from May 1 through September 30 for 54 counties in Georgia, including Oconee. This annual ban, which has been in effect since 2005, prohibits the burning of yard and land-clearing debris; it is in addition to the year-round ban on burning household garbage. 

The Georgia EPD's seasonal open burning ban helps protect air quality during warm months when ground-level ozone can create health problems and helps reduce particle pollution during months with greater outdoor activity. 

Please visit the following links from the Georgia EPD for more information:

Annual Ban on Open Burning Press Release

Summer Burn Map

Summer Open Burning Home Page

Hidden Hazards of Backyard Burning Brochure