DNR launches new online tool to help residents know when they can burn leaves

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The Department of Natural Resources has a new, interactive online tool that provides information to Wisconsin residents and businesses about open burning.

The 'Know Before You Burn' web page includes an interactive tool called 'Can I burn?" which allows users to input information regarding their burn intent, locations and types of materials they want to burn, and then provides directions on what to do next.

The online tool is user-friendly and takes less than a minute to complete. If residents are intending to burn several different material types, they will have to complete the tool for each type to determine eligibility.

You can find the tool by going to dnr.wi.gov and searching keyword "burn," or you can access it from any of the open burning web pages.

The webpages also include updates on open burning's environmental and health impacts, DNR contacts, information on alternative ways to manage materials and how to file open burning complaints.

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