You can convert dead
leaves and grass clippings into healthy food for your
landscape. Composting is a convenient and affordable way to
manage yard waste, creating nutrient rich mulch that will
improve your soil and the health of your plants. Home
composting also serves as an invaluable educational tool,
teaching youngsters about conservation, the cycle of life, and inter-connectedness of the natural world.
Items Ideal for Composting
● Wood chips
● Vegetable waste
● Coffee grounds
● Tea bags
For more recycling and composting
information go to
Are defined as cooking fires, campfires, and
bonfires using charcoal or firewood that occur in designated areas
or on private property for cooking, pleasure
ceremonial purposes. A permit is not required
for a recreational fire. Fires lit in chimneys, fire bowls, similar
free standing devices and barbecues also
under this definition.
Fires must not exceed
three feet in diameter or two feet in height. Only dry seasoned
firewood, charcoal, or manufactured fire logs may be used.
The area should be clear
of vegetation that could allow the fire to spread and must have
minimum setbacks of (10) ten feet. The fire must be attended by an
adult and adequate water to put the fire out must be available.
Recreational Fires are prohibited during an air quality or fire
danger phase 2 burn ban.
Contact the Fire
Department before you burn to determine if there is a burn ban in
effect or if the regulations have changed in your area -
King County Fire
4301-334th PL SE
PO Box 609
Fall City, WA 98024
Compost it Instead
Recycling Yard Debris
Tree, brush, yard debris and non treated wood
can be recycled at
the following locations for
a nominal fee:
Rainier Wood Recyclers
33216 Redmond - Fall City Rd SE,
Fall City, WA 98024
Cedar Falls Transfer Station
16925 Cedar Falls Rd SE,
North Bend, WA 98045
King County Solid Waste-Cedar Falls
Cedar Grove Composting
17825 Cedar Grove Rd,
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Yard waste pick-up
May be available from your local refuse company.
Contact Republic Waste Disposal 1-800-221-4508.
Fire District 27 does not endorse the providers listed.
The list is provided as a courtesy to the public
petroleum products, paints,
rubber, plastics, dead animals, cardboard, paper (other than what is
necessary to start a fire) treated wood, demolition and construction
debris, metal, or any substance that releases toxic emissions, dense
smoke, or obnoxious odors.
Itís illegal to smoke out your neighbor,
the emissions of smoke
from the fire
cannot be detrimental to the health or safety of any person, cause damage to
property or business, or create a nuisance.
Are there times when
residential outdoor burning is not allowed? Yes,
during an air pollution episode, impaired
air quality, fire danger ban, if the wind is blowing in excess of seven
mph and during the "Seasonal Outdoor Residential
Yard Debris Burning Moratorium" from
June 15 through September 30.
Land clear burning is no longer allowed in
Kitsap and Snohomish Counties.
Violations Carry Stiff Penalties
If you violate outdoor
burning regulations you can be fined a minimum fine of $2,000 plus
the cost of the Fire
Burn Barrels are
need a permit to burn?
- Outdoor residential yard
debris burning requires a permit from the Fire Department. A recreational
does not require a permit.
there a permit fee? No
Are there areas in the District were
Outdoor Residential Burning is not allowed?
Yes - Areas of the district with high population densities are restricted from burning outdoor yard debris.
Click on the link to the ►
Restrictive Burn Area Map.
What are the size
limitations and setback requirements for a residential yard debris burn
The burn pile
cannot exceed 4 feet in diameter by 3 feet in height
and the fire must be at least 50 feet away from any structure.
What materials can I burn?
Only natural vegetation, yard debris,
clippings and branches originating
from your property.
Other Rules that Apply:
The person responsible for
the fire must contact the Fire Department each day to inquire about burning
conditions prior to igniting the fire. A person capable of extinguishing the
fire must attend it at all times, and it must be extinguished before leaving
it. Burning is to be conducted during day light hours only.