Burning and Garbage Regulations


It is unlawful for any person to burn any material  other than yard, garden or land clearing debris.

Any person burning yard, garden, or land clearing debris or who shall ignite a bonfire, shall constantly attend the fire and shall make adequate provisions to prevent the fire from spreading until it is completely extinguished.  If a person uses a burn container, such container must have a screened lid covering with holes no larger than one inch to contain ash particles.


No one may ignite a bonfire within 50 feet of a structure or combustible material.  Any person planning a bonfire shall remove hazards within 50 feet of any structure that could cause the fire to spread. Anyone igniting a bonfire shall constantly attend such bonfire until it is completely extinguished.  A person igniting a bonfire shall have available for immediate utilization a minimum of one portable fire              extinguisher with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel, charged garden hose, or water truck and fire tools.  Anyone igniting a bonfire shall position suppression tools within 25 feet of the bonfire and such tools must be capable of reaching all areas of the bonfire.


The Mayor, with the approval of the Town Council (except in times of emergency when it is not practical to notify the Town Council) may restrict burning when conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.

Any such restriction must include a start and stop date not to exceed 10 days.

The Mayor, and/or  the Town Council, may set forth specific conditions for any burn restriction.

The Town shall post the restriction, including any conditions regarding the  restriction, by displaying the same

prominently throughout the Town.

In times of emergency, the Mayor or Town Council  (at any time) may grant exceptions to this code based upon the recommendation of the fire department.

The Town Council shall review any such exceptions at their next scheduled public hearing unless said exception shall expire before said meeting.

Grarbage and burning brochure