It’s important to verify that what you want to burn is legal before you begin burning. You can be fined up to $10,000 per day for illegal burning.

Burning any type of garbage or construction debris is not allowed. This includes:

  • Paper, cardboard and junk mail
  • Construction debris, lumber and treated wood
  • Rubber
  • Metal
  • Plastics and petroleum products
  • Dead animals
  • Asphalt
  • Any substance that emits toxins or bad odors when burned

Using burn barrels is illegal

The fires in burn barrels receive little oxygen and create toxic smoke that stays low to the ground. Burn barrels are illegal statewide.

Find more information on Washington State Department of Ecology’s site