Current Outdoor Burning Rules

by rpenz,

Outdoor burning refers to the open burning of green waste and construction materials. It does not include outdoor cooking facilities or campfires.

Outdoor burning has been allowed in North Saanich for many years. Currently, from November to mid-May, outdoor burning of green waste is allowed with an annual permit. For a $25 fee, annual permits allow fires of up to 3' x 3' x 3'. Outdoor burning rules include:

  • Open air burning shall only take place on the first and third consecutive Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the burning season from sunrise to sunset.
  • A competent adults shall have the fire under constant supervision and ensure that equipment for fire control is readily available (i.e. a charged garden hose with a spray nozzle).
  • An open fire shall be located at least 25' from any structures or combustibles


  • No burning is allowed in the Dean Park area located west of East Saanich Road, south of Forest Park Drive (both sides, including Texada Terrace) to the southern border of the District with the exception of outdoor appliances.

Prohibited materials:

  • Leaves and grass
  • Construction and household materials:
    • Asphalt Products
    • Biomedical Waste
    • Domestic Waste
    • Dry Wall
    • Flammable Liquids
    • Manure
    • Fuel & Lubricant Containers
    • Paint
    • All Plastics
    • Mattresses
    • Couches
    • Rubber
    • Tar Paper
    • Tires
    • Treated Lumber
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