Outdoor Burning - Burn Permits

What Can Be Burned

State regulations and Village ordinance allow individual households (no businesses) to burn small amounts of organic material like dry leaves, grass clippings, and other woody vegetation after obtaining a burn permit. However, burning is discouraged because of air pollution and smoke.

The Village encourages yard materials to be taken to a yard waste site, picked up during a designated spring or fall collection, or composted in backyard bins.

*Businesses may take yard materials & brush to Outagamie or Winnebago Counties yard waste sites.

Prohibited Burn Materials:

garbage • asphalt • carpet • construction & demolition materials • electronics • foam • furniture & mattresses • metal • oily substances (greasy rags & oil filters) • painted or treated wood• plastics of any kind • rubber products • shingles & tar paper • tires • vinyl siding • wire

Burn Permits

Burning brush or yard material requires a burn permit. Call the Village Hall (920) 989-1062 x 0 to have a burn permit issued.

  • Check the daily burning restrictions before ignition.
  • Call the Sheriff's Office at (920) 849-2335 x 0 prior to burning.
  • Never leave a fire unattended and have a water source & firefighting tools on hand.
  • Burning is allowed between 7:00 am & 7:00 pm. Fires must be completely extinguished daily by 7:00 pm.
    • Extinguish with water, stir & repeat until cold.
    • Check again later for any remaining smoke or embers.
  • Burn Permits are not required for backyard campfires or bonfires.
  • All outdoor burning pits/piles must be at least 20' from all structures.
 Campfires & Bonfires

State regulations & Village ordinance allows fires for cooking, ceremonies or recreation, except when Emergency Burning Restrictions are in effect. A burning permit is not needed for these types of fires. All fire pits must be at least 20' from all structures.

Check the daily fire danger before ignition and never leave a fire unattended. You may be held responsible for fire suppression costs and any damages associated with an improperly controlled fire.

Burning on Frozen Waterways

Having a fire for warming or cooking purposes on the frozen surface of a lake or river is allowed as long as the materials being burned do not

violate Wisconsin open burning requirements and as long as the burn is not in violation of any local ordinances. After the burn, it is important to remove any debris, ash or unburned materials left behind. It is recommended to use a portable fire pit for easy clean-up and removal.