Beginning July 1, the annual county-wide burn ban will be in effect. At this time, recreational fires are allowed. Recreational fires are fires used for entertainment or cooking purposes and are made of either charcoal or seasoned fire wood. They can be no larger than 3 feet x 3 feet x 2 feet high.
We do not issue burn permits during the ban. Once the ban lifts in the fall, we will start issuing permits again.
Alternatives to Outdoor Burning
In conjunction with the Master Composters, Master Gardeners, and WSU Extension offices of Clallam County, we want to share some alternatives to outdoor burning.
Hugelkultur is a new term for large scale composing that involves making raised beds from larger branches and trees. With enough community interest, a workshop can be arranged through the WSU Extension office to provide guidance.
Burning is prohibited in the urban growth areas of Clallam County. This is regulated by the State of Washington, not local agencies. We often receive questions on where burning is prohibited. The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) has developed a map that shows where burning is prohibited.
Permits in this category are issued to commercial users that are clearing large areas of land and burning, or to citizens that have yard waste larger than a single 4 foot X 4 foot X 3 pile foot allowed under the no-fee residential permit.
These permits are issued on a case-by-case basis and require a site visit. The cost is $100.00 payable to Clallam County Fire District No. 2. Please call 360-457-2550 or email email@example.com to arrange a site visit to issue this type of permit.