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Open Burning

Regular garbage pick up and recycling programs have reduced the need to dispose of waste products by burning. In addition burning can create particulate matter; pollutants are created that effect respiratory systems.

Title 35,Subtitle B of the Illinois Administrative Code prohibits the burning of everything but Agriculture waste and landscape waste through out Illinois.

Agriculture Waste

Discarded matter, except garbage and dead animals, generated on a farm or ranch by crops, livestock production or crop residues may be burned with out an EPA permit.

Landscape Waste

Any discarded vegetable or plant matter, except garbage and agricultural waste, including trees, tree trimmings, branches, stumps, brush, weeds, leaves, grass, shrubbery and yard trimmings may be burned with out an EPA permit. May be further restricted by City or County Codes.

City of Aurora

No open burning with out permits Chapter 4, Section 4-7.

DuPage County

No open burning with out permits Article VII Chapter 30-17.

Kane County

Limited open burning in these zip codes with restrictions. See for more information.

60502,60503,60504,60505,60506, &60507

April 1 to May 1 and October 15 to December 15

Kendall County

No open burning Ordinance #9712

Will County

Only landscape waste generated on property and 50 feet from property line and structure. See American Legal Publishing for Will Co. Ordinances for more information.