What can be burned in residential areas?

Residential burning is defined as burning of dry vegetation originating from property, limited to the following natural vegetation (with no dirt):

  • Dry Brush/Shrubs
  • Dry Grasses and Forbs
  • Dry Leaves
  • Dry Pine Needles
  • Dry Plants and Flowers
  • Dry Trees and Trimmings
  • Dry Vines
  • Dry Weeds

The burning of lawn clippings is prohibited. Do not burn oleanders or poison oak as the smoke can be hazardous. Know what is in your burn pile as you are responsible if illegal materials are burned.

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1. Is residential backyard burning allowed in Placer County?
2. What can be burned in residential areas?
3. Are there any alternatives to burning in Placer County?
4. When can I burn in residential areas?
5. Do I need a burn permit?
6. Are there any areas of Placer County with burning restrictions?
7. Can I use a burn barrel/container?
8. What are some of the materials that are illegal to burn?
9. What are the different drying times for vegetation?