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715 NW Dimmick Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 474-5325
Fax: (541) 474-5353
Contact: Justin Fimbres, Environmental Health Specialist
Hours: 9:00AM - 4:30PM Mon-Thursday, Closed 12-12:30 for lunch, Closed on Fridays
Burning of Illegal Material(s)

Illegal Burning

Burning of the following materials are prohibited:

NOTE:  It is AGAINST THE LAW to burn any of the following material any time of year (burn day or not):

  • wet garbage,
  • plastics of any kind,
  • wire insulation,
  • automobile parts,
  • asphalt,
  • tires,
  • petroleum products or treated materials (and other hazardous waste materials),
  • rubber,
  • asbestos,
  • animal remains,
  • animal or vegetable matter resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking or service of food,
  • any material which emits dense smoke or noxious odors. 

For more information on the burning of household waste, click here.   

STATE REGULATIONS:  DO NOT BURN any material that creates dense smoke or noxious odors. Burning toxic materials is illegal and dangerous.  State regulations also give DEQ the authority to prohibit open burning anywhere in the state on a day-to-day basis depending upon air quality and weather conditions. State air quality rules that govern open burning are found in Oregon Administrative Rules, Chapter 340, Division 264. Open burning violations can result in penalties of up to $10,000 per day per violation.

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