Burning Trash

  • Check local laws before burning. (Your area could be subject to a Burn Ban.)
  • Check the weather; don't burn on dry, windy days.
  • If you must burn trash, don't pile it on the ground. It will not burn completely and will be easily blown around. Local fire officials can recommend a safe receptacle for burning trash. It should be placed in a cleared area, away from overhead branches and wires.
  • Never attempt to burn aerosol cans; heated cans will explode. Flying metal from an exploding can might cause an injury. Burning trash scattered by such an explosion has caused the spread of many fire.