Illegal burning is an ongoing concern in Kewaunee County. Open burning has been done for decades. However, the impact of such burning has changed dramatically since many people are burning plastics, treated wood, shingles, tires, chemicals and other harmful materials. Appeals have been made to county government to apply a strict ordinance, county-wide, to ban the burning of illegal materials. Until such an ordinance and fines are made law and enforced, it is important to document and report any illegal burning you see anywhere in the county. To report illegal burns call TIP-WDNR (1-800-847-9367) or the Kewaunee County Sherrif at 920-388-3100.
Here’s a video update on a recent illegal burn.