BFRS On Properly Burning Horticultural Waste

April 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] is reminding the public about the correct procedures for the burning of horticultural waste on their property.

A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service recognizes that this shelter in place period has given the public the opportunity to clear their properties of unwanted horticultural waste; garden clippings and lawn waste.

“In accordance with the Clean Air Regulations 1993, the public is permitted to burn horticultural waste only.

“You may not burn items such as garbage, lumber, plastics or furniture either on the ground or in a barrel.

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind the public about the correct procedures for burning of horticultural waste on their property.

  • 1. Before starting a controlled burn you should notify the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Dispatch via 296-7559 and give the following information:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Contact Number
    • Approximate Duration of the Controlled Burn
  • 2. Ensure that the area in which the burning is going to take place is a minimum of ten [10] feet away from any buildings, trees or other combustible materials.
  • 3. A garden hose or other means of completely extinguishing the controlled burn should be readily available.
  • 4. The controlled burn should constantly be monitored.
  • 5. Upon completion, the controlled burn should be completely extinguished and the BFRS Dispatch notified.

“If at any time during the controlled burn the smoke becomes a nuisance to neighbors, the fire must be extinguished immediately.

“If you have any questions regarding controlled burning, please do not hesitate to contact the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service Fire Prevention Division at fireportection@gov.bm<mailto:fireportection@gov.bm> or 292-5555 extension 502.”

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