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Make-up Date for Burning of Yard Waste

The Town has set up a make-up date for yard waste burning for Saturday, June 27, 2020.

All rules of your existing permit will apply.

  • The permit holder must register their burn on the make-up date.
  • To register the burn call 843-682-5125. You must call before you light the fire to determine if projected weather conditions will allow burning.
  • Yard waste burning may take place only on approved burn days when weather permits
    The next regularly scheduled burn day is Saturday, July 11, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact the Bureau of Fire Prevention at 843-682-5145.

Town Council recently voted to reenact a new Chapter 7 of Title 9 of the Municipal Code which changed the Town's outdoor burning regulations. As of April 1, 2014 open burning of yard debris such as leaves, grass and pine straw will only be allowed two days per month. Recreational burning is still legal with certain restrictions; the information provided will help you learn before you burn!

What type of Open Burning is permitted?

  • Outdoor Cooking. Outdoor cooking in an outdoor fixed or portable barbecue, food smoking unit, and outdoor cooking stoves.
  • Outdoor Fireplaces. Outdoor fireplaces which receive a Town issued building permit and are properly maintained.
  • Recreational fires. Fires for the purpose of pleasure, religious, ceremonial, or other similar purposes. You can burn the following: natural vegetation (wood, twigs, and pine cones), commercially prepared fireplace logs, and charcoal. You cannot burn waste lumber, pine straw, leaves, grass or garbage.
  • Burning of Yard Waste. Fires for the purpose of burning yard waste including, but not limited, to grass, tree limbs, branches, leaves, pine straw, pine cones and similar items.

Violations of the Burn Ordinance are punishable by
a fine of up to $1092.50 and 30 days in jail.

What type of Open Burning is NOT permitted?

  • Commercial burning of debris such as site clearing or construction waste.