Ector County Burn Ban Modified

by Roma Vivas
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Commissioner Freddy Gardner went to the meeting with the idea of bringing in large dumpsters for people to dump their trash, but instead the Court decided to modify the burn ban which now allows people to burn household trash.

The burn ban has being on since November and with the couple of inches of rain the County has received and since the trash piled up everywhere, it's now considered a health hazard.

So County Commissioners are letting residents burn trash again, but there are some restrictions.

"The court also decided to modify the burn ban by banning the improper disposal of combustibles," Judge Susan Redford said.

"We want to encourage you to be aware of the wind conditions, the red flag days certainly not to burn anything and just to use common sense," Pct. 1 County Commissioner Freddy Gardner, said.

Judge Redford says combustibles can be anything from cigarette buds, open flame such as lit torches.

The court also wants to remind everyone they can only burn house hold trash in a barrel with an iron crate.

County officials are asking you not to burn anything plastic because of toxic fumes.

The burn ban is still in place, so if you are caught not following the restrictions you will get a fine.