Can I burn garbage or yard waste?

The burning of residential waste, trade waste, rubbish, disaster rubbish, refuse or garbage is NOT allowed.

Residents with an acre or more of land are allowed to burn yard waste subject to the following parameters:

  • Allowed at dwellings of four-family units or less;
  • Shall only be permitted on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday;
  • Shall only be permitted between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the days of the week outlined above; and
  • Shall only be permitted from April 1 through May 15 and October 1 through November 15.  

For more information on opening burning, refer to City Code Chapter 103.

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