The city of Owosso has issued a statement with its Leaf Collection information. “The open burning of leaves or grass clippings prohibited.

“A person shall not conduct open burning of household waste that contains plastic, rubber, foam, chemically-treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals, or hazardous materials.

“Allowable materials to burn are limited to paper and paper products (excluding diapers and cardboard) and clean, unpainted, unfinished and untreated wood and wood products (excluding particle board).

“The city strongly discourages burning as it is hazardous to many people’s health. City Code regulates burning as follows: Allowable materials may be burned only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between

7 a.m. and 7 p.m. by a person of mature years and discretion. Burning shall be done in an approved container or fire pit. Barrels must have open ventilation holes free of ashes. Burning shall not be done within 25 feet of an existing structure or property line. Recreational fires are permitted between noon and 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

“A fire extinguisher or water hose shall be connected and available at all times when a recreational fire is active. Burning shall not be done when wind conditions may create a danger or nuisance to anyone or any property.”

No Leaf, Grass Clipping Burning was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by Karen Elford