Burn wood responsibly this winter
8:01pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
WITH the colder winter months fast approaching residents across the district are being urged to use their wood burners responsibly.
Stroud District Council is reminding residents to consider their neighbours when using a wood burner as many do not realise the potential problems that burning unsuitable materials or wet logs can cause when fumes and smoke drift over other peoples’ homes and gardens.
Smoke from burning wood is especially harmful to children, people with respiratory health problems and the elderly.
Robert Weaver, environmental protection manager for SDC, said: “We ask that people use only dry, well seasoned logs or specific smokeless fuels in wood burning stoves and that they are mindful of any neighbours who could end up being the unhappy about smoke and fumes.”
SDC has recommended that only dry seasoned wood which has been stoed for six months should be used in a wood burner.
Do not burn treated, painted, green or wet wood or any rubbish, plywood or particle board.
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