Maryland Open Burning Ban in Effect through September

It is illegal, and dangerous, to burn certain waste materials through Sept. 1.

Maryland's Open Burning Ban is in effect annually between June 1 and Sept. 1 according to the Sykesville Fire Department.

As in past years, a seasonal open burning ban will is imposed in: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties and Baltimore City.

The ban includes the open burning that is primarily used as a form of disposal of certain waste materials by individuals, farmers, and developers.

The ban does not affect backyard barbecue grilling or open fires for recreational purposes, such as campfires. Public officers may authorize certain other types of fires.


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