Slide 7: Burn Barrel

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Farm Folly


Most every home used to have a burn barrel in the backyard for getting rid of brush, leaves, and other refuse. The practice has been banned in many states and counties. The low temperature of open fires like the ones in burn barrels can release toxic substances from plastics, foils, and and other household waste—not to mention the smelly black smoke that irritates the neighbors.


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