One of the delights of fall is the turning colors on our trees. After that, the challenge is how to get rid of them. Some communities around the Riverbend allow you to burn leaves while some, such as Bethalto, Hartford and Roxana, have prohibited the practice all together.
In communities where it is allowed, residents are urged to use common sense. Wood River Fire Chief Steve Alexander:
Burning is also allowed on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Alton and Godfrey during spring and fall months, while you can burn any time the sun is up, and it's not too windy, in East Alton.