(412) 466 8170 | 1020 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, Pa 15122 Web@WestMifflinBorough.com
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Fact Sheet:

  • No material other than clean wood, propane, or natural gas may be open burned EXCEPT for:
    • Commercially available fire logs, paraffin logs, or wood pellets;
    • Paper or commercial smokeless fire starters in order to start a fire;
    • Charcoal for the preparation of food only.
  • Fires may be no larger than 3′ wide by 3′ long by 2′ high.
  • Fires must be at least 15 feet from the nearest neighbor’s dwelling or inhabited area, including:
    • Property line
    • Roadway
    • Sidewalk
    • Public access area
  • Wood burning activities are prohibited on Air Quality Action days, with the exception of burning for the commercial preparation of food
  • Burning may be prohibited or reduced if it is considered a nuisance, based on the following criteria:
    • The severity of the amount of air pollutants;
    • The duration or frequency of open burning;
    • The topography of the surroundings;
    • The meteorological conditions.
  • Open burning permits are available for ceremonies fostering of agriculture, abatement of a public health hazard, and firefighting instruction; however, all permitted open burning is prohibited on Air Quality Action Days.
    • Contact ACHD at (412) 578-7963 for more information

ALLEGHENY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT • AIR QUALITY PROGRAM
301 39TH STREET BUILDING #7 • PITTSBURGH, PA 1 5201-1 81 1
PHONE (412) 578-8103 • FAX (41 2) 578-8144