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Under Senate Bill 119, GA code section 12-6-90 (July 1, 2021) was changed to eliminate the need to notify the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) by the person, firm, corporation, or association who intends to burn hand-piled natural vegetation/yard debris. Meaning there is no need for a burn permit to burn hand-piled Natural/Yard Debris such as leaf and limb material. Home products (paper, plastic, wood) are NOT allowed to be burned outdoors at ANY time. This does NOT affect the outdoor burn ban which are in effect between May 01 and September 30 of each year.
The Georgia Forestry Commission advises to follow the "Take Five" method to properly plan any burn: "S-S-T-A-R"
For additional information, visit https://gatrees.org/georgia-burn-notification-law-changing/ and https://gatrees.org/burn-permits-and-notifications/
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