When applying for an Open Burn Permit, you will be expected to disclose what materials will be burned. There is some overlap in the categories offered in the application process and we understand that these categories may cause confusion. If you have any questions regarding the appropriate category to select when applying for an open Burn Permit, please contact Linn County Public Health.
The "Landscape Wastes" category includes grass, leaves, weeds, trees, tree limbs, and other natural growth and agricultural wastes. In most circumstances, this specifically applies to trees and tree limbs originating on the property where the burn will take place and is appropriate for most residents of Linn County.
The "Tree and Tree Trimmings" category is specifically for the burning of trees and tree trimmings not originating on the premises for a burning site operated by a local government entity. This category is not appropriate for most residents of Linn County with the goal of burning trees, leaves, and tree limbs.