ACHD Air Quality Complaint System and Open Burning Info

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to loosen and we transition into warmer spring weather, the likelihood of open burning is increasing.  Smoke from outdoor fires contains air toxins and contributes to high levels of fine particulate pollution in Allegheny County impacting community health.  Due to this, Allegheny County regulates outdoor fires, including recreational fires in a fireplace or fire pits.  Please see below for more information on when and what to burn.

Click here for Allegheny County Open Burning Information

To assist residents regarding not only open fires, but air quality as well, Allegheny County has a new interactive complaint system through GovQA.  This system allows both residents and municipal officials to file complaints along with pictures, videos and weblinks.

Click here for the GovQA complaint system

To file a request with the Health Department’s Air Quality Program, you may choose to make an account or file anonymously.  NOTE:  If you file anonymously, you will not be able to receive updates or track the progress on your request.  When filing your comment or complaint, please include the time, location (neighborhood or zip code), and a brief description of the odor or smoke associated with your complaint.

For those without internet access, call 412-350-INFO (412-350-4636) to file a complaint.