Open burning is the burning of materials wherein the products of combustion are emitted directly to the ambient air without passing through a stack or chimney from an enclosed chamber.
Open burning of any waste material, yard waste, construction or trade waste or other non-approved material or fuel is PROHIBITED. The burning of leaves, sticks, construction debris, trash, etc. is strictly prohibited.
Township officials are authorized to order the immediate extinguishment of any fire if at any time such fire is deemed a public nuisance or hazard to life and/or property. For more details, please refer to our open burning ordinance.
Portable Fire Pits
Portable fire pits are those that are professionally manufactured. They are permitted when used at any single-family dwelling in strict compliance with the manufacturer’s instructions. These units can be fueled by solid (wood, coal, etc.), liquid or gaseous fuel.
The Township has the authority to order the extinguishing of ANY portable fire pit if it is determined that such use presents a hazard to life and/or property.
Site Constructed Fire Pits/Outdoor Fireplaces
Site constructed fire pits and fireplaces are those that are built on site, usually in conjunction with hard scaping or deck projects. These types of units can be fueled by solid, liquid or gaseous fuel. These projects require permits issued by the Township prior to construction.
Makeshift firepits such as burn barrels, drums, stacked stones, etc, are NOT approved and shall not be used. The Township has the authority to order the extinguishing of ANY site constructed outdoor fireplace or fire pit if it is determined that such use presents a hazard to life and/or property.
Outdoor Cooking Appliances
Outdoor cooking appliances can be solid, liquid or gaseous fuel burning and must be professionally manufactured and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and specifications. Portable cooking appliances such as grills or smokers do not require permits.
Stationary cooking appliances such as pizza ovens, outdoor stoves or ovens shall not be installed or constructed until a permit is issued.