As of last Friday, October 28, 2011, Fall burning is now open in Reno by permit only. The Fall open burning season is only allowed until 2pm on Sunday, November 6, 2011. If weather conditions require it, the burning season may end even sooner. Check with Reno fire officials for any changes.
Some rules to follow during the open burning season:
- Never burn items on windy days.
- Burning can begin as early as 6am during the season but must be completely extinguished by 2pm the same day.
- All open burns must be conducted at least 25 feet from any structures or brush.
- Clear a 10-15 foot diameter around your burn area of any combustible materials (grass, leaves, paper, etc).
- Only burning of vegetative material is allowed.
- Keep all fires small and contained so they don't get out of hand.
- Always keep a rake and/or shovel handy as well as a rubber hose that is connected and ready to use (water turned on) at the burn area in case of emergency.
- Always keep watch over an open flame. Never leave the area unattended.
- Never use gasoline, lighter fluid or other accelerants to get the fire burning.
- Keep kids away from open flames.
- Check for cinders or smoking materials 30-60 minutes after extinguishing the fire to make sure nothing will restart the flames.
Non-vegetative items are not allowed to be burned during the Fall burning season in Reno. This includes:
- Construction debris
- Household trash
- Paper products (cardboard, magazines, newspapers, etc)
- Plastic items
- Rubber products
It is highly recommended that, instead of burning vegetation, Reno homeowners consider creating a compost pile for gardening in the spring. It's a natural fertilizer, bug repellent and a fantastic moisture rentative material. If you currently have a permit for the fall burning season in Reno, you don't need to obtain another one. However, if you need one, please contact the Burn Permit Hotline at 775-328-3659. Be smart and safe during the fall open burning season in Reno.Bookmark & Share