What Can Be Burned
State regulations and Village ordinance allow individual households 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.
Instead, the Village encourages yard materials to be taken to the Harrison 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 County or Winnebago County yard waste sites.
garbage • asphalt • carpet • 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 • construction & demolition materials
Burning brush or large quantities of yard material requires a burn permit. Call the Municipal Office (920) 989-1062 x 0 to have a burn permit issued.
- Permits are good for 7 days.
- Call the Sheriff's Office at (920) 849-2335 x 0 prior to burning.
- 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.
- Burn Permits are not required for backyard campfires or bonfires.
- All outdoor burning structures/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.