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Sen. Jon Erpenbach: Alternatives to burning yard waste
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Without snow on the ground, the controversy of open air burning of yard waste and leaves seems to surface. Air quality experts are in agreement regarding the pollution concerns of burning yard waste, and consideration should be given to open air burning alternatives. Open air burning is not an environmentally sound way to dispose of leaves and other debris from your yard, and it is a good time to think of another way to get rid of yard waste.