New Hampshire to Ban the Burning of C&D and Treated Wood

Date: December 31, 2007

Source: News Room

The state of New Hampshire, beginning this year, will permanently ban the burning of toxic construction and demolition waste or treated wood wastes. Communities can continue to burn untreated wood at their transfer stations until 2011. In 2006, Gov. John Lynch signed a law extending a moratorium on burning the debris, which had been set to expire Dec. 31. He cited health risks and growing imports from other states as cause for concern. In neighboring Vermont it is also illegal to burn the debris or commercial refuse, except natural wood. And, in Maine Gov. John Baldacci signed a law in 2006 imposing new restrictions on burning the debris, which is imported into Maine and used as a biomass fuel.

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