The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District says burning garbage such as
packaging, plastic, food scraps or even newspapers and junk mail
releases many pollutants including dioxins. These toxic chemicals settle
on our fields, woods, water and soils. As a result, these substances
accumulate in the foods we eat and eventually end up in our bodies.
These toxins can cause serious health concerns.
release hazardous pollutants into our air, water and soil - up to 80
times more pollution and up to 11 times more dioxin than a full-scale
municipal incinerator, according to a study by the Environmental
your health and environment more than you know. Stop burning your trash
and start disposing of it safely.
For more information, contact the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District at 218-722-3336 or visit www.wlssd.com.