VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Summer is approaching and Lowndes County officials want to remind you of some important debris burning regulations now that the temperature is rising.
Lowndes County sees an increase in grass fires during the summer when people decide to burn things that are not allowed to be burned such as trash or car parts.
First things first, community members need to remember that you can only burn lawn debris.
Secondly, you can only do it on the first and third Saturday of every month in the unincorporated sector of Lowndes County. You can not burn in city limits.
The city of Valdosta has given people the option to bag their lawn debris for Public Works to pick up during routes.
"That does not mean demolition debris, if you've remodeled your bathroom or your kitchen floor or something like that, it's not OK to burn those things. Car parts, household trash, those are all things that our code enforcement officers will come out and issue illegal burning citations over," explained Lowndes County Spokesperson Paige Dukes.
People who plan to burn on those designated days must first apply for a permit which can be done online 24 hours a day or via phone, by calling Georgia Forestry.