Hilton Head: 'Learn before you burn'

info@islandpacket.comDecember 19, 2013 

The Town of Hilton Head Island reminds residents that open burning of yard debris has not been permitted since Nov. 10.

Some open burning is still legal with certain restrictions:

  • Outdoor cooking in fixed or portable barbecues, food-smoking units and outdoor stoves.
  • Outdoor fireplaces that received a town-issued building permit and are properly maintained.
  • Recreational fires for pleasure or religious, ceremonial or similar purposes.
Residents may burn the following: natural vegetation such as wood, twigs and pine cones; fireplace logs; and charcoal. Residents may not burn waste lumber, pine straw, leaves, grass or garbage.

Details: hiltonheadislandsc.gov/departments/fire/openburn.cfm

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