What are you burning?
Rushcliffe Borough Council have issued advice for those who use wood burning stoves in their homes in order to minimise any pollution from their use.
Many houses have this popular form of heating (over 1 million in Britain) and the Council routinely monitors and reviews air quality under the Environment Act 1995 and operates a smoke control area in its borough.
- Stoves should be well maintained and chimneys swept regularly.
-Use a mix of wood and smokeless fuels.
-Kiln dried wood can emit 50 percent less pollutants than logs.
-Never burn pallets, furniture or scrap wood as they may contain contaminants.
- Store wood correctly to ensure it does not get damp.