DEQ issues reminders for open burning season

HELENA – Montana’s spring/summer burning season began March 1. Montana Department of Environmental Quality 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, “Material...


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