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Burning permits may be obtained in person at the Gardiner Fire & Rescue Department during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 pm or online at   Permits will or will not be available according to the class day as listed below.  Maine Forestry Service No permits may be issued over the telephone.

°       CLASS I         -       CAN BE ISSUED
°       CLASS II                -       MAY BE ISSUED WITH LITTLE WIND

°       CLASS III       -       MAY BE ISSUED WITH NO WIND

°       CLASS IV        -       WILL NOT BE ISSUED
°       CLASS V         -       WILL NOT BE ISSUED

First Regular Session of the 120th

S.P. 479 - L.D. 1543
An Act to Reduce the Release of Dioxin from Consumer Products into the Environment

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §9324, sub-§7, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 512, §5, is amended to read:

7. Trash. Out-of-door burning of highly combustible trash is prohibited where municipal trash service is available and will accept those materials. Out-of-door burning of plastics, rubber, styrofoam, metals, food wastes or chemicals is prohibited in all areas of the State.

For purposes of this subsection, the following terms have the following meanings.

"Highly combustible trash" means wooden boxes or other wood material, paper and cardboard.

B. "Municipal trash service" means a transfer station, curbside trash collection service or other service that is operated or contracted for by the municipality or that is required by municipal ordinance.

Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §9324, sub-§8 is enacted to read:

8. Construction and demolition debris. The out-of-door burning of construction and demolition debris containing plastics, rubber, styrofoam, metals, food wastes or chemicals is prohibited.

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