Gresham Burn Line: 503-618-3083
Having trouble getting rid of excess yard debris? Residents who live east of approximately 182nd Avenue are allowed to burn yard debris on specific days.
There are 10 allowable burn days in the spring and 10 in the fall. Burning is controlled by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and under the following
conditions as set by Gresham Fire:
Burn piles must be no larger than six feet in diameter and three feet high.
Burn piles must be 25 feet from any combustible materials (houses, fences, etc).
Burn piles must be attended at all times.
You must have a means to extinguish the fire if needed (energized garden hose, fire extinguisher, shovel, etc).
Burn pile must contain only yard debris from you yard; no other material is allowed to be burned.
Burn piles must be extinguished if wind gusts reach 15 mph.
Backyard burn piles are for residential location only; no burning is allowed at commercial properties.
Call the Gresham Burn Line at 503-618-3083 prior to burning to find out if DEQ is allowing burning, and if so, what hours burning is allowed.
Before you burn your yard debris, consider an alternative: composting. For "How-to" information call Metro's Recycling Switchboard at 503-234-3000,
or visit METRO Natural Gardening and Composting.