Ban on Burning Yard Waste
The City Council approved a ban on burning yard waste within the City.
Open burning is illegal. Burning garbage, leaves and landscape waste is expressly forbidden.
*Recreational fires are allowed when the following guidelines are met, but may also be banned when deemed necessary, such as during drought conditions.
WHAT ARE YOU ALLOWED TO BURN
Dry logs or wood excluding building materials, <12” diameter. Fire no larger than 5’ around and 3’ high.
>25’ from any structure
- 1) >15’ if in a fire-pit or other approved enclosure.
- 2) Generally, portable outdoor fireplaces are considered to be like grills, and can be used on decks of 1 and 2 family dwellings.
- *NOTE Except for 1 and 2 family dwellings, grills are not legal to be used on combustible balconies or decks
- 10’ of the building unless the building, and balcony or deck are protected by a sprinkler system. Some small “camp stoves" with a capacity of less than one pound of propane might be allowed.
12 noon to 12 midnight. Fires must be fully extinguished by midnight.
If creating a hazard or other objectionable conditions; fire will be, or can be ordered extinguished.
Must be constantly attended with a means of extinguishment available.
First offense $50 ($25 if paid within 7 days)
Second offense $100/$50
To report an illegal burn within the City, contact us at 309.797.0401. The ordinance is enforced by the Moline Fire Department.
SEE CHAPTER 11 SECTION 307 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS