By: Jacob Kessler
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Ohio EPA met with local residents at the Fire Building inside the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 3rd.
The discussions took place for around an hour with one being held at 11:00 a.m. and another at 1:00 p.m.
Representatives Melissa Boyers and Dina Pierce met with residents who were interested in the topic of open burning.
There they were able to go over the laws that govern open burning and hear what is allowed and what is not allowed when conducting the activity.
Some topics discussed include the fact that open burning is any time a fire is lit outside without a chimney or stack.
Informational pamphlets were also given out that outline what is allowed to be burned for many different kinds of fires, such as a residential waste fire, agricultural waste fires, barbeques, campfires, cookouts, and more.
It was also stated that certain items are never allowed to be burned including garbage (any wastes created in the process of handling, preparing, cooking, or consuming food), dead animals (unless approved for control of a disease by a governing agency), and materials containing rubber, grease, and asphalt.
Numerous other topics were discussed and are available to look over at epa.ohio.gov/openburning
Jacob can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org