Open Burning of Residential Trash

“Open burning” means the burning of any type of combustible material in the open, where smoke and other emissions are released directly to the air. During open burning, air pollutants do not pass through a stack, chimney, or flue. Read more in this factsheet about the definition and what can be done by homeowners instead of burning.

DES (2011): Open Burning of Residential Trash. Environmental Fact Sheet. Concord: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services URL [Accessed: 03.10.2012]