Open Burning - Any time you light an outdoor fire it is considered open burning. Some materials may not be burned anywhere in the state at any time. These are:
Open burning is not permitted in a restricted area. Restricted areas include:
A few types of open burning are permitted everywhere, even in restricted areas. Fires must be kept to a minimum size for their intended purpose and shall not be used for waste disposal purposes.
Permitted burning includes:
Use common sense. Only use clean wood and restrict the size of the fire so it can be contained in a 55-gallon drum.
Outside a restricted area, the following types of wastes generated on the premises can be burned:
*Garbage may not be open burned.
No open burning permitted within 1,000 feet of an inhabited building located off the property where the fire is set. Nor can the fire obscure visibility for roadways, railroad tracks, air fields, or provide a nuisance to the general public.
Open burning is prohibited when air pollution warnings, alerts or emergencies are in effect. Open burning regulations are established by the State of Ohio Air Pollution Control Agency. The regional office is located in Dayton, Ohio, phone (937) 225-4435.
Click here for a complete list of Ohio's Open Burning regulations.
Remember: If the fire creates a nuisance to any person, the fire must be extinguished.
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