What is prohibited to burn?

Under the Environment Protection and Enhancement Act, there is a list of debris that is prohibited to burn.

It is prohibited to burn any flammable waste that when burned may release dense smoke, offensive odors, or toxic substances, which includes:

  • animal manure,
  • pathological waste,
  • non-wooden materials,
  • waste material from building or construction sites, excluding wooden materials that do not contain preservatives,
  • combustible materials in automobile bodies,
  • tires,
  • rubber or plastic, or anything with rubber or plastic attached to scrap steel,
  • solid waste from sawmills with an annual production in excess of 6324 cubic meters of lumber,
  • used oil,
  • wood of wood products containing substances for the purpose of preserving wood

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1. Why does a fire truck show up when I call for EMS?
2. Do I need a burn / fire permit?
3. Is there a fee for a burn permit?
4. Who issues the burn permits?
5. is there a penalty if I don't get a burn permit?
6. Do I need a permit for my burning barrel?
7. Why do I need a burn permit? I have never needed one before.
8. How do I know if there is a fire ban in effect?
9. What is prohibited to burn?