Burning & Campfires

Burning trash, recyclables, leaves, limbs, tree stumps or yard debris of any kind, whether in an open fire or in a barrel-type container, is strictly prohibited in the Township.  This prohibition has been in effect since the spring of 2012.

The Township provides a wide range of services that make disposing of material by burning unnecessary.  These services include:

  • Weekly Curbside Collection of Trash and Recycling.
  • Monthly Curbside Bulk Trash Collection
  • Six Curbside Yard Waste Collection dates per year.
  • Four Leaf Collection weeks per year.
  • A limited Wood Chipping Service performed by Township Public Works staff is available on request.
  • The Township operates a Recycle Drop-Off Center.
  • The Township co-sponsors multiple Hazardous Household Waste Collection Events throughout the year.
  • The Township co-sponsors an annual Shredding & E-Waste Recycling Event.
Full details about the services above are available on the Trash, Recycling, Chipping & Yard Waste Page.

Backyard recreational fires such as an open campfire or using an outdoor fireplace or similar device is permitted upon issuance of a campfire permit from the Township.  Residents may request a permit using this form.

When dry weather conditions warrant, the Township may ban any outdoor fire. Notice of burning bans is made through the Township website and directly to all campfire permit holders.