When and what can I burn?

An annual statewide burn ban is in effect from May 1 to October 1 unless otherwise advised by the Georgia Forestry Commission. Burning is usually allowed during all other times with a burn permit. When burning in the City of McDonough or Henry County, burning is limited to natural yard rubbish and debris only. Burn piles can be no larger than 6'x6'x6' and must be monitored at all times. A garden hose or other water supply shall be readily available within 50' of and able to reach the fire. All fires must be completely extinguished before dark with exceptions to bon fires and fires used for cooking or warming. For other questions about burning, call the Fire Department at 678-782-6250.

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1. Does the Fire Department dispose of old or expired medications, syringes, needles, or other medical supplies?
2. Does the Fire Department fill swimming pools?
3. Does the Fire Department provide and install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms?
4. Does the Fire Department provide and install child safety car seats?
5. Does the Fire Department sell, provide, charge, recharge, repair, or dispose of fire extinguishers?
6. Does the Fire Department teach CPR and AED Classes?
7. How do I get a copy of a fire report?
8. How do I obtain a burn permit?
9. How do I request or schedule a Fire Safety Event, Fire Station Tour, Career Day, etc. for my school, class, club, scout troop, etc.?
10. When and what can I burn?