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Burning & Fire Pits

Bylaw #504

 A Bylaw of the Village of Hythe in the Province of Alberta to Ban the Burning of Cardboard and Paper.

 WHEREAS the municipality has made provisions to allow residents, businesses, and institutions to recycle cardboard and paper; and it seems very likely that recycling will be an ongoing service;

 AND WHEREAS Council feels that the burning of paper and cardboard is an unnecessary activity that causes needless pollution;

 NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Village of Hythe, duly assembled, hereby enacts as follows:

  1. THAT no resident, business, or institution shall burn cardboard, (corrugated or uncorrugated;) or any paper within the corporate limits of the Village of Hythe, except as permitted in Clause 2.  This shall include, but not be limited to, burning in trash barrels, garbage bins, and other receptacles.
  1. Paper may be burned if the sole intent is to use as a fire starter to ignite a larger fire of permitted material (e.g. firewood).

The penalty for a violation of this bylaw shall be a $50.00 fine for each offence.

This bylaw shall come into effect on the date of final passage thereof.

Read a first time this   11th  day of   October , 2011.

Read a second time this   11th day of   October, 2011.

Read a third time this   24th day of   October, 2011.



Village of Hythe recommends the following guidelines from the County of Grande Prairie

for Fire Pits in the Village


SPECIFICATIONS FOR RECREATIONAL FIRE PITS ON

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

In the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 where a recreational fire pit is required to be permitted, the following specifications are required.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. The pit is located at a safe distance, approximately 10 feet/3 m, from all combustibles (i.e. house, sheds, fences, trees, decks, power lines, etc.).

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2. The pit be either dug into the ground, or constructed above ground in a manner which will prevent the fuel from falling out of the container.

3. The above ground portion of the pit is constructed of stone, masonry, or metal.

4. The fire pit shall have a mesh screen while lit.

5. The pit should be no more than 3 feet/1m in diameter or equivalent size if rectangular.

6. Portable manufactured fire pits (including chimneys) shall be located at a safe distance, approximately 10 feet/3 m, from all combustibles (i.e. house, sheds, fences, trees, decks, power lines etc.). Image result for firepits

7. No portable manufactured fire pit (including chimneys) shall be placed on a combustible surface or structure (i.e. wooden decks).

8. Flammable or combustible liquids, chemicals or contaminated substances shall not be burnt.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

The area directly surrounding the pit will be of noncombustible material or cleared to mineral soil.


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BURN BARRELS NOT PERMISSIBLE in the VILLAGE of HYTHE

 

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