BACKYARD BURNING IS STILL NOT ALLOWED! If you have a pile of branches stacking up waiting to be burned, you'll have to wait another week and a half to be able to burn those. Both Washington and Yamhill Counties don't plan to open up backyard burning until October 1st.
AGRICULTURAL BURNING IS ALLOWED! Some people get confused about the difference between backyard burning and agricultural burning. Agricultural burning is limited to genuine agricultural waste. Agricultural waste is material generated by an agricultural operation that uses land primarily for the purpose of obtaining a profit in money by raising, harvesting and selling crops or raising and selling animals (including poultry), or the products of animal husbandry.
MATERIALS THAT CAN NOT BE BURNED - regardless of backyard burning or agricultural burning, the follow items are things are prohibited anytime or anywhere in Oregon:
- Rubber and plastic products
- Wet garbage
- Petroleum and petroleum-treated materials
- ashphalt or industrial waste
- any material that creates dense smoke or noxious odors
Don't risk a fine! Always check with your local fire department or protection agency before burning.