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Open Burning Seasons
SPRING – March 1 through June 15
FALL – October 15 through December 15
Open Burning Safety – Burn Responsibly
Fires must be attended until the fire is completely burned out or extinguished
Keep the space around the burn area clear (3 feet of non-combustible materials)
Do not locate the fire under overhead lines, overhanging trees, near fences or structures
Always have a hand tool and/or water at the burn area to control the fire
Open Burning Questions or Complaints
Contact Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) at 503-378-5408
Backyard Burning (Open Burning)
Is the burning of debris in an outdoor fireplace, burn barrel, backyard incinerator, or piles of yard debris.
You can only burn during Open Burning Seasons – call the daily burn information line before you burn.
Allowed Materials – What can I burn?
You can burn yard debris: wood, needles, or leaves from plants grown and burned on the property of origin.
Prohibited Materials – What I can’t 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.
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 (including poultry) or the products of animal husbandry. Prohibited materials, such as tires, cannot be burned even in an agricultural setting.
All open burning is prohibited during the Burn Ban.
WINTER – December 16 through February 28
SUMMER – June 16 through October 14
The burning of residue left from the harvest of a grass seed crop is regulated by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
If you have a complaint about field burning, please call the Department of Agriculture at 503-986-4709.