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Tama yard waste burning ban being lifted for two-week periods

April 6, 2013
By John Speer - Editor , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Tama residents may burn yard waste on a pair of upcoming two-week periods.

Tama council members approved the dates Monday night on a 3-1 vote. Members Kenny McAdoo, Crystal Kaufman and Mike Carnahan voted in favor. Member Steve Baier voted" no" and member Robert Tyynismaa was absent.

Burning of leaves and certain yard waste is allowed.

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However, Grass clippings and any material "with a wooded stem" is prohibited from being burned at any time.

The grass clippings can be deposited in a dumpster located north of the Tama Civic Center near the recycling collection area just off the West 5th - Harding streets intersection. Yard and garden waste can also be deposited here.

Tree limbs and brush must be taken to the city brush site located southwest of Cherry Lake. The gate on the road is currently being left open to accommodate residents.

The council originally voted in September, 2012, to ban burning except during designated periods.

Recreational fires including fire pits and fire rings were not included in the ban and continue to be allowed.



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