Lufkin City Council to mull potential ban on outdoor burning in city limits

Lufkin City Council to mull potential ban on outdoor burning in city limits
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POSTED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 11:33am

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 11:47am

The Lufkin City Council will conduct a public hearing today and consider the first reading of a measure that would establish a new outdoor burning ordinance within the city limits.

According to city officials, the proposed ordinance would establish regulations consistent with state regulations which prohibit burning domestic waste, household garbage, trash or rubbish, including yard trimmings, leaves and similar materials, in any form; materials for which a recycling facility or program is available within the city; metals and other noncombustible materials; plastics, rubber, tires, carpet and related backing; and any materials having combustible products that are hazardous, such as asbestos, plastics, flooring materials, waste oils, solvents, paints, items containing natural or synthetic rubber, potentially explosive materials and other similar products.

Read more from the Lufkin Daily News here.
 

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