DEC charges two for burning commercial waste at their homes
Emily Masters is reporting for the Times Union two Capital Region business owners were charged last month for burning commercial materials at their residents, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said March 7. On February 24, two Environmental Conservation Officers arrived at a Catskill home to investigate a report of burning debris. Their investigation revealed the resident was burning a large pile of commercial and demolition debris collected from their painting and carpentry business. The officers alleged the debris pile included pressure-treated wood, vinyl siding, painted lumber and furniture. The resident was charged with burning prohibited material and unlawful disposal of solid waste. In a separate incident on the same day, another DEC officer was investigating reports of illegal burning in Pittstown, Rensselaer County, when he discovered a resident with construction debris home they intended to burn and bury. The homeowner was charged with unlawful disposal of solid waste and illegal burning. Read the full story in the Times Union.