Fire Pit Out Back
On occasion, after my husband has cleaned out the shed thoroughly, there will be lots of cardboard and paper scraps that need to be thrown, but because it is usually a big pile, he has set up a little area in a ditch out back where he will burn the rubbish. In our County, before a person can start a little fire to burn trash, a burn permit must be obtained from the County. It can be either received by phoning or by getting it online. My husband had recently cleaned out the shed and had a pile he wanted to burn. He got a burn permit for today, but after he went outside, he said that due to the rain we had two days ago , the ground near the fire pit was still not dry and he thought the fire may not stay lit. So, he changed his mind and will do it another day when the ground has dried out.
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morilla wrote on January 17, 2016, 1:33 AM
Around here, it is better to burn when wet. If everything is "dry," the fires have a tendency to get away from people.
crowntower wrote on January 17, 2016, 2:54 AM
I think all of us will agree that better to burn things when everything has dried down, because the fire might not lit up. Hope you already had a perfect time to clean everything.
MegL wrote on January 17, 2016, 3:50 AM
My husband likes getting rid of trash that way too.
motrojam wrote on January 17, 2016, 4:16 AM
Will the permit still be valid by then? We don't really a permit to do that here in our place, i think.
inertia4 wrote on January 17, 2016, 7:25 AM
I would have just gotten all that cardboard and paper and bagged it and then tossed it all in the trash.
CoralLevang wrote on January 17, 2016, 8:04 AM
do you have to get a new burn permit for a different day or does the one that he has will it work for one day in the future? And does he have to pay for this permit each time? So, if he did not burn today does that mean I have to pay for it anyway and have to pay for it again in the future?
markgraham wrote on January 17, 2016, 9:54 AM
I agree with morilla the same goes around here as well better to burn when on the damp side then when dry for that same reason.
wolfgirl569 wrote on January 17, 2016, 10:26 AM
Unless we want to do a very large fire we do not need a permit. I am very glad of that
LeaPea2417 wrote on January 17, 2016, 12:44 PM
The burn permit is only good for one day. There is no charge for one.
LeaPea2417 wrote on January 17, 2016, 12:45 PM
The burn permit is only good for one day. If he decides to do it today, he needs to call to get another one, luckily there is no cost in the burn permit.
bestwriter wrote on January 23, 2016, 6:52 PM
We have an incinerator where all dry garbage gets burnt. The ash is used as a fertilizer