Can I burn leaves in town?

No. All open burning is prohibited in the city of Grinnell. Recreational fires for cooking, heating, recreation, and ceremonies are allowed. For a full list of exceptions see City Code, Chapter 156 or the Burning Ordinance webpage.

Burning Ordinance

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1. How often should I change the batteries in my smoke or carbon monoxide detectors?
2. Can I burn leaves in town?
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4. Why are fire hydrants painted different colors?
5. How many calls does the fire department respond to in a year?