Outdoor Burning

Know the Laws – What Can You Burn Legally?

Open burning presents a risk to people’s health and the environment. Depending on the circumstances, any kind of open burning may be illegal and is always discouraged.
Whenever something is burned, heat, chemicals and particles are released. Chemicals and particles from non-treated products like yard waste, wood and paper may be less dangerous than treated wood or other chemically treated natural products. However, they are still a significant source of particulate matter.

Items that are illegal to burn include, but are not limited to:

  • Paper and Cardboard
  • Motor & Waste Heating Oil
  • Roofing Materials (like Shingles and Tar)
  • Tires and other rubber products
  • Paint
  • Electrical Wire
  • Plastic
  • Farm and Household Chemicals
  • Insulation and Duct Work



Wise County Burn Ban Information

Responsibility for consequences of Outdoor Burning

Texas Administrative Code – Outdoor Burning

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