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Woodsmoke Reduction Program

Stay warm, Breathe easy

You've probably never thought about it, but smoke from wood burning heaters can be a major source of air pollution in the cooler months of the year.

 

The physical and chemical properties of wood smoke may be a health hazard.  This is particularly so for those with respiratory conditions or are immune compromised, and small children or elderly are at higher risk.

 

Wood smoke may also contribute to global warming through greenhouse gas emissions.

 

There are some simple ways to make sure your wood heater is used correctly and working as efficiently as it could be. If your chimney is smoking, your heater may not be operating effectively. 

 

Breathe easy by using the following Hot Tips:

  • Always burn small, aged logs of dry hardwood

  • Never burn treated wood or household rubbish

  • Regularly check your chimney for smoke

 

By reducing smoke from wood heaters we can all stay warm and breathe easy this winter.

 

Further information is available by

  1. Contacting our Environmental Health Officer on 6849 2000 or info@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au

  2. Visiting the Environmental Protection Authority website

  3. Download the Stay Warm Breathe Easy Brochure

  4. Submit a Customer Request Online 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2016