Council's Burnwise Scheme endorses wood suppliers who commit to providing good wood in the community. Council has several Burnwise suppliers who are committed to providing good wood in the community.
Who are the Burnwise suppliers?
How can you tell if wood is dry or wet?
How smoky is your fire?
The amount and thickness of smoke coming from your flue or chimney is a good indication of how well you are burning fuel and how bad the smoke from your fire is for your health.
Use the scale below to check how well you are operating your wood burner. When you have a fire going, go outside and look at the smoke coming from your chimney.
- If the smoke looks like the picture on the left - congratulations! You are operating your wood burner right.
- If it looks like the two pictures to the right, your wood burner is producing extra smoke that is making our air quality worse - which is not good for our health and wellbeing.
Check out the HOT tips below for better ways to burn.
Better burning HOT tips
Only burn seasoned dry wood!