The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 25, 2013

City issues reminder on leaf burning

Staff Report
The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE — A few windy days have the green, yellow and red foliage from area trees fluttering to the ground at an increasing rate.

As a result, the City of Danville is reminding residents about city ordinances regarding the burning and disposal of leaves during the autumn months.

According to Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason, residents must observe a number of rules from the ordinance in order to burn, including that the fire includes leaves only and not other items including twigs and branches, paper and other refuse.

In addition, burnings can only take place between sunrise and sunset and not occur on any public street, alley or sidewalk. A person older than 16 must be in constant attendance of the burning and the person should have equipment such as a garden hose, bucket of water or extinguisher readily available.

Finally, according to Thomason, burnings must be in an open area at least 50 feet from any structure and should not take place on windy days.

A resident in violation of the leaf burning ordinance could face fines of between $150 and $1,000 for each offense.