Grand Island's open burning period that was
scheduled for Oct. 14-27 has been canceled because of the high fire risk
associated with current severe drought conditions.
Fire Chief Cory Schmidt said, "The Grand
Island Fire Department understands that many citizens rely on the open burning
period to dispose of yard waste, unfortunately the risk is currently extremely
high and safety would be greatly comprised if it were allowed at this time."
Historically, the Grand Island Fire Department lifts the open burning ban twice
a year for residents to burn leaves and brush where no nuisance or hazard is
encouraged however to take advantage of the free disposal service of tree limbs and
branches, grass, and leaves offered at the Yard Waste Site.
The Yard Waste Site is located on Monitor Road and boarders the Transfer
Station, 5050 W. Old Potash Highway, to the east. The Yard Waste Site is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.