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Village of Oswego
Burning of brush, shrubs, vines, branches, stumps, and logs may be burned provided that:
- Burning is not conducted within 20’ of any structure tree, bush, shrub, or other burnable object
- Burning is conducted between ten o’clock (10:00) A.M. and dusk, except for recreational campfires which have no time restrictions
- Burning is continuously controlled and supervised by an adult with adequate fire suppression devices immediately available
- Wind conditions do not exceed ten (10) miles per hour
- All such burning shall take place only in residentially zoned areas and all materials so burned shall originate only from the parcel on which they are burned
- Nothing in this section shall prohibit recreational campfires.
Village of Montgomery
- It shall be unlawful to burn leaves, paper, treated building materials, cardboard, grass, rags, garbage, garden trash and/or any other similar materials within the corporate limits of the village.
- The open burning of tree limbs, twigs, or non-treated wood burning materials for domestic fireplaces, camp fires (which shall not exceed three feet by three feet by three feet), and cooking, shall be allowed only in areas zoned as residential districts. Open burning shall not be allowed in areas zoned as business districts or manufacturing districts.
Village of Plainfield
The following open burning activities are permitted within the village, unless they cause air pollution:
- The setting of fires by the Forest Preserve District of Will County on property owned or controlled by it, to perform prescribed burning for natural community and habitat management.
- The setting of fires to combat or limit existing fires, when reasonable and necessary in the judgment of the responsible government official;
- The burning of fuels for legitimate campfire, recreational, and cooking purposes, or in domestic fireplaces, in areas which such burning is consistent with other laws, provided that no garbage shall be burned in such cases;
- The burning of waste gases, provided that in the case of refineries all such flares shall be equipped with smokeless tips or comparable devices to reduce pollution;
- Small open flames for heating tar or for welding, acetylene torches, highway safety flares, and the like.
united city of yorkville
- The open or outside burning of any materials, including plastic coated, treated paper, paper materials, leaves or plant materials within the City limits is expressly prohibited.
- Burning of campfires in connection with camping outings by organized groups; or recreational campfires by individuals are permitted, provided that the fires are conducted in such a manner so as not to constitute a hazard or nuisance to persons or property.
- Untreated paper, paper products, untreated wood, stumps, and logs may be burned, provided:
- Such burning is not conducted within twenty feet (20′) of any neighboring building or structure
- Such burning is continuously controlled and supervised by an adult with adequate fire suppression devices immediately available. All campfires shall be extinguished properly to avoid any reigniting;
- Such fires shall be contained within an adequate fixture or suitable retention device so as to prevent embers from carrying to neighboring properties; and
- Wind conditions do not exceed ten (10) miles per hour.
- The discharge into the outdoor atmosphere of fumes, smoke, gas or vapors or any combination from the burning of any materials other than untreated paper and paper products and wood as provided above shall be, for the purposes of this section, declared air pollution and a public nuisance.
- Controlled fires started and attended to by the personnel of the United City of Yorkville in order to control the growth of prairie grass or other vegetation to benefit the public health, safety or welfare shall be permitted.
- Open burning of garbage is prohibited except at those facilities which have been issued am IEPA permit to incinerate, and only when done in a manner compliant with all rules adopted by the IEPA for lawful burning
- Open burning of leather, rubber, carpets, furniture and all other refuse and toxic materials as defined by the IEPA is prohibited except at those facilities which have been issued am IEPA permit to incinerate, and only when done in a manner compliant with all rules adopted by the IEPA for lawful burning
- In the areas where burning is permitted, open burning of yard waste is only permitted on the property on which it was generated, subject to the following conditions:
- Atmospheric conditions allow for ready dispersal of contaminants
- Days that are NOT “Code Red” or “Ozone Action” alert days as determined by the IEPA
- The burning does not create a visibility hazard on roadways, tracks, or airfields
- Burning is not done within 20’ of any building or structure
- Burning is supervised until the fire is extinguished, and a hose or fire extinguisher is readily accessible
- The material to be burned is clean and dry
- The material to be burned does not contain varnish, paint, finishes, or other chemicals which would cause toxic emissions when burned
- In Unincorporated Will County, open burning shall be located not less than 50′ from any property line and all structures
- There must be adequate provisions to prevent fire from spreading
- Legitimate campfires shall also be located not less than 50 feet from any structures
- Only dry landscape waste generated on your property may be burned