Looking to get rid of those fall leaves quickly by burning them? DON'T!
Open burning is prohibited in Allegheny County except by permit or when it is done in a manner which contributes a negligible amount of air contaminants, meaning:
All wood burning activities are prohibited on Air Quality Action days, with the exception of burning for the commercial preparation of food. Sign up to be notified of Air Quality Action days by clicking here.
Burning may be considered a nuisance due to the severity of the amount of air pollutants, the duration or frequency of the burning, the topography of the surrounding, or the meteorological conditions.
Also, remember many more people are at home these days due to COVID restrictions. The County has asked that you not burn during this time.