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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 16, DELAWARE CODE, TO REGULATE THE BURNING OF REFUSE AND GARBAGE IN CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL AREAS.

WHEREAS, the consumption by fire in developed residential areas, of certain noxious substances such as garbage, woolen materials, synthetic substances, hair and/or feathers, tends to result in the creation of malodorous smells and nuisances, thereby creating an atmosphere of discontent and disgust among the adjoining and affected residents.

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 17, Title 16, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new section thereto, as follows:

§ 1707. Burning of refuse and garbage in certain residential areas

(a) In any residential area consisting of homes on lots of one acre or less no outdoor fire shall be fueled by any material other than wood, wood by-products, limited to paper, leaves, twigs, clippings and grass cuttings and coke for barbecues.

(b) Any violation of this section shall be considered a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $25.00 (twenty-five dollars).

Approved June 23, 1964.