Your local and state authorities may be able to assist you more directly, as backyard and open burning are handled at the local level in most communities:
- Locate state environmental and health agencies to find out about state regulations and restrictions on burning.
- Locate contact information for your county offices Exit
You can learn more about the environmental effects of backyard burning at:
- Dioxins Produced by Backyard Burning
- Particulate Matter (PM) Pollution: inhalable particles in the air
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