What are some of the materials that are illegal to burn?

These are some of the materials which are illegal to burn. Smoke from burning them can contain harmful chemicals, which may cause illness.

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Construction/demolition debris
  • Dirt
  • Furniture
  • Garbage or rubbish
  • Lawn clippings
  • Lumber
  • Metal and cans
  • Paper and cardboard (see the California Air Resources Board website for more information.)
  • Plastics and glass
  • Rubber
  • Tar paper

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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?