Burning your trash is not a recommended activity. Whether you burn trash in a barrel or in an incinerator, the emissions are likely to be emitted directly into the air because of their low combustion efficiency. These emissions cause air pollution, which affect our watershed through rain. Commonly emissions are particulates, acid gases, heavy metal vapors, carbon monoxide, dioxins and other toxins, some that are even carcinogenic (cancer causing).
What can you do?
Most communities are required to provide access to solid waste management facilities for their residents. Some municipalities provide curbside pickup, and most have transfer stations and recycling facilities. Call your local facility for assistance. Leaves can be used as compost and materials such as plastics, glass, newspapers, aluminum, motor oil, even batteries can be recycled!!!!!!!