Where are the Woodburn Fire District special control areas?
1. Within the Woodburn city limits and surrounding areas up to 3 miles
from the city limits.
2. Within the Gervais city limits and surrounding areas up to 3 miles
from the city limits.
What can you burn?
Inside a special control area: Yard debris only
Outside a special control area: Construction waste, demolition waste,
yard debris, residential waste.
What is considered yard debris?
Materials from trees, shrubs or plants that grow in your landscaped
yard, for example:
Tree leaves and needles
Rose bush clippings
What is domestic waste?
Household waste generated in or around the house, such as:
What is demolition waste?
What is construction waste?
Material from a building or construction project, such as:
What is agricultural waste?
Agricultural waste is material generated by an agricultural operation
that uses, or intends to use, land primarily for the purpose of
obtaining a profit in money by raising, harvesting and selling crops or
raising and selling animals (including poultry), or the products of
animal husbandry. Prohibited materials can't be burned, even in an
Agricultural activities may include clearing land, but does not include
the construction and use of dwellings. The burning of materials
associated with a dwelling is not considered part of the farming
DEQ does not have the authority to regulate agricultural burning.
However, some fire departments require agricultural burning permits.
Contact the Woodburn Fire District for more information.
Agricultural field burning is the burning of residue left from the
harvest of grass seed or cereal grain crops, and is regulated in the
Willamette Valley under a separate program operated by the Oregon
Department of Agriculture.
What is slash burning?
Slash burning (burning of debris from logging) is limited to burning on
forestlands for forest management, and is usually managed by the Oregon
Department of Forestry. It is not the clearing of forestland for any
other purpose. Contact your local Department of Forestry office for more
What are other alternatives to open burning?
Donate unwanted clothing, furniture and toys to friends, relatives or
charities. Give unwanted magazines and books to hospitals or nursing
Separate the recyclable items from other waste and prepare them for
collection or drop-off at a local recycling station. Chip wood waste and
use it as mulch. Compost organic material and use as soil amendment.
Arrange for your non-recyclable waste to be picked up, or take it to a
transfer station or landfill.