DuPage County and the municipalities within the Tri-State Fire Protection District, including the City of Darien, the Village of Willowbrook, the Village of Burr Ridge, and the Village of Willow Springs have adopted ordinances that regulate and/or prohibit various forms of open burning:
- Tri-State Fire Protection District Ordinance 2016-O-006 An Ordinance Regulating Open Burning and Nuisance Fires and Setting Fees for Violations.
- DuPage County Ordinance OWR-001-90.
- Burr Ridge Village Code Chapter 50 Refuse Control, Section 50.09 Incineration.
- Village of Willowbrook: International Fire Code 2018, Section 307
- Darien City Code Title 7 Health and Sanitation, Chapter 1 Refuse Disposal, 7-1-9(A).
- Willow Springs Village Code Title 6 Health and Sanitation, Chapter 6 Open Burning Prohibited
Open Burning. Any outdoor fire that is intentionally lit that is not used for recreation or cooking.
Nuisance Fire. Any fire that is burning waste material which is designated so by the EPA, DuPage County, the City of Darien, the Village of Burr Ridge, the Village of Willowbrook and the Village of Willow Springs.
Recreation Fire. Recreation fires, being occasional fires such as barbeques, campfires and fire pits when used for entertainment or food preparation purposes. The only items that may be used for such fires are clean dry firewood or charcoal for food preparation purposes. Leaves, sticks, logs, branches, bushes and other landscape waste originating on the owner’s property or otherwise may never be used for a recreation fire. Recreation fires may not exceed an area dimension of six feet by six feet.
Waste Materials. Waste Material means all substances liquid, semi-solid or solid, other than, clean dry fire wood, charcoal and cooking or camping fuel. Waste Materials including but not limited to; garbage, trash, refuse, lumber, building materials, tires, leaves, sticks, logs, branches, bushes and other landscape waste originating on the owner’s property or otherwise shall not be burned in recreation fires.