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Burn Information

Daily Burn Information - Call Toll Free 1-877-982-0011

Open Burn Seasons
Spring – March 1 through June 15
Fall – October 1 through December 15


Open Burning Responsibility
• Fire should be attended until the fire is completely burned out or extinguished
• Ensure the space around the burn area is clear
• Do not locate the fire under overhead lines, overhanging trees, near fences or structures
• Always have water and hand tools at the burn area to control the burn

 

 Open Burn Questions or Complaints
Contact Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) 
Link to: Burn Complaint or call at 503-378-8240

What you can burn
You can burn yard debris: wood, needles, or leave from plants grown and burned on the property of origin.

 

What you cannot burn
You cannot burn tires, plastics, decomposable garbage (organic material, paper) petroleum and petroleum-treated materials, asphalt and asphalt materials, chemicals (pesticides, cleaners, detergents), or any material that produces black or dense smoke.


 

Did you know?

Agricultural Burning

Backyard Burning

Recreational Burning

Agricultural burning is the burning of any agriculture waste generated by an agricultural operation that uses, or intends to use, land primarily for the purpose of obtaining a profit by raising, harvesting, and selling crops or raising or selling animals. You are not allow to burn materials on the do not burn list. Demolition waste is also not considered agricultural waste even if it is from a farm structure. Agricultural burning is regulated by the Oregon Department of Agriculture CLICK FOR MORE INFO.  If you have a complaint about field burning, please call the Department of Agriculture at 503-986-4709

Backyard burning is the burning of organic yard debris on the property of origin, on approved burn days, during approved burn hours, as indicated by the daily burn line. Backyard burn piles can be no larger than 10'x10'x10' and must be a minimum of 50 feet from another structure or other combustible materials. All backyard burning fires must be extinguished by the fires out time, which means no flames or smoke at the end of the established burn hours.

A recreational fire (campfire, cooking fire or warming fire) is a small, occasional (less than four per month) fire, which is no larger than three feet in diameter and two feet high, burning only dry, cut firewood. Recreational fires are allowed year-round throughout the county under low fire danger level, except if prohibited by city code.

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