Open Burning

Open Burning is any time you light an outdoor fire without a chimney or stack.

When burning refuse in burn barrels or open piles, the potential cost to your health, your home, your neighbors and your environment far exceeds the price of adequate collection services.

Protect yourself, your neighbors and your wallet by knowing the rules—what you can burn and where.

What You Can Do Instead of

Open Burning

  • Reduce the amount of waste you generate.
  • Reuse items in another way.
  • Recycle – Contact your waste disposal provider about curb-side pickup or drop-off locations for bulky or hazardous items.
  • Compost yard trimmings and food scraps, while creating a natural, free fertilizer.

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