Burning - Outdoor Residential
Outdoor burning is burning of household yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings. It is also burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation. Ecology regulates all types of outdoor burning except forest burning, which is regulated by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Is outdoor burning legal in Washington?
Outdoor burning is banned in urban growth areas. If you live outside an urban growth area, it is legal to burn natural vegetation, but consider alternatives to burning. Find out what you can do instead of burning.
Garbage burning and burn barrels are illegal everywhere in Washington, and have been for many years.
Things you should know before you do any outdoor burning
For more information
Contact Ecology or the local clean air agency for your area.
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