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ADEM Outdoor Burning Restrictions

ADEM Burning Bans

To assist in meeting regional air quality standards the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) implements summer open burning bans from May 1st thru October 31st in twelve Alabama counties: Baldwin, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Shelby, Russell and Talladega Counties.

What is banned? The open burning of untreated wood from construction or demolition and the open burning of vegetation from clearing or maintaining non-agricultural property. “Prescribed burning of agricultural or forestlands for silvicultural, agricultural or wildlife management purposes is allowed under the AFC Burn Permits for these counties.”

For more information contact Lud Hoffmann at 334-271-7879, ADEM

or Captain Dewitt Marcrum at 205-620-6530 for information for the City of Pelham

Note: Jefferson County bans agricultural burning during these 6 months.


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