Section 201-13.(A) Individuals may burn yard waste generated on their property including but not limited to brush, stumps or unpainted and untreated wood with prior notification to the Pierce County Solid Waste Department, unless township or municipal regulations prohibit open burning of these materials. All necessary precautions shall be taken to prevent unauthorized material from being burned, to keep the fire under control and to burn when wind and weather conditions are such as to minimize adverse effects and to conform with local and state fire protection regulations. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as relieving a person from the responsibility of obtaining any necessary township or municipal burning permit. Burning shall take place only on the property on which the yard waste was generated.
Section 201-16. No person shall burn, dump, place, deposit, bury or otherwise dispose of solid waste in; or cause the littering of any roadside, public park, private property, waterway or other body of water, or any other geographical component of Pierce County.
Note: Individuals should also notify the Sheriff's Department when burning yard waste and clean wood.