Following the incident on Friday 6 February 2015 near the Grand Case airport requiring the intervention of firefighters, the public is reminded that open burning of household waste and green waste is strictly Prohibited throughout the territory of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin. (Territorial Decree No. 99-2013 of the 15 May 2014 + 18 Nov. 2011 Circular on Prohibition of Open Burning of Green Waste).
The burning of green waste can cause neighborhood disturbances generated by smells and smoke, harmful to the environment and health, and may cause a fire to spread. More specifically, burning in the open air is a source of significant emissions of pollutants.
Landscaping companies and landscapers are also obliged to eliminate their green waste in ways that respect the environment and the regulations: by grinding on site, bringing waste to the ecosite of Grandes Cayes , Or by direct valuation. Under no circumstances should they be burned.
It should also be borne in mind that Article L. 541-21-1 of the Environmental Code obliges persons who produce a significant quantity of bio-waste to ensure their valorization, since 1XXXXXXXXXX, which excludes any disposal Of their green waste by burning.
In the event of non-compliance with the provisions of the decree, the offenses duly certified by the sworn personnel of the Collectivité de Saint-Martin, the territorial police or the gendarmerie shall be verbalized in accordance with the provisions of Articles R.610.5, R. 632-1, R. 635-8 and R.644-2 of the Penal Code and article L. 1311-1 of the Public Health Code.