Environmental

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Burning wood in a fireplace, chiminea or fire pit provides a warm cozy gathering place for families and friends during the holiday season. It also provides the perfect conditions for increased air pollution that can harm the ones you love. Maricopa County has higher levels of air pollution caused by wood-burning smoke, especially during the winter months. This puts the County at risk of not meeting federal health standards. If Maricopa County is unable to meet these standards, burdensome and costly federal regulations and stricter rules that could also mean higher fines.

Help protect the health of our residents, don’t burn wood when it is a No Burn Day. If you don’t know if it’s a No Burn Day, there are a number of resources available to you. To learn the latest air quality forecast and No Burn Day status, you can download the Clean Air Mobile App, sign up for email or text alerts, visit CleanAirMakeMore.com each day or call 602-506-6400. Don’t let our air go up in smoke. Keep our air clean and all of us healthy by complying with No Burn Days.

 

Take a peek at some of our Environmental pages:

ATVs and Dust Control

Burn Permit 

Dust Control (PM-10)

Green Building Policy

Summer Ozone

Trash & Recycling