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Reminder Open Burning Is Illegal In Orange County

Last updated on Saturday, May 26, 2012

(ORANGE COUNTY) - Lonnie Stroud Orange County Sanitarian, says It is always illegal to open burn household garbage, tires, plastic, building materials that are treated/coated, or commercial waste of any kind even if you live in a rural area in Orange County.

Burning yard waste and "clean" building materials is allowed in some areas if it is contained on the sides and bottom.

If you live in a town, please check with your town office for more information. Also, burning household trash and junk is a health hazard and burning trailer frames may result in a fine.

Orange County and the State of Indiana have rules that address pollution and health concerns air and ground.

With these rules comes a strong civil penalty from the state and local governments.

Free transfer sites are available for disposal of household trash, and dumpster rentals are available for larger cleanup projects. If you are not aware of the locations of the county's transfer stations, please call the Orange County Health Department or the Orange County Auditor to obtain this information. Feel free to stop by either office for a copy of the Environmental Management Ordinance 2009-5.

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