Evansville Environmental Protection Agency 


  "We Care About Clean Air"  



After consulting with the Evansville Fire Department and the Vanderburgh County Commissioners Office, the open burning ban for the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County (as lifted by the County Commissioners on this date) is hereby revoked, effective Thursday October 29th, 2015.

Although conditions have improved, caution is still advised. Burning of anything other than clean wood or vegetation is prohibited throughout Indiana.  With prior approval, City and County residents may have a 3’ diameter or smaller recreational fire consisting of dry seasoned wood.  City residents are expected to use curbside pickup service for leaves and yard waste disposal.  County residents may conduct open burning for property maintenance in a non-combustible container that has enclosed sides and a bottom, or an open pile of up to 1,000 ft3 of tree waste if a variance (permit) from IDEM (and EEPA if applicable) is first obtained, however alternatives to burning are preferred.  Open burning must be attended at all times, may not be conducted during windy or air quality alert days, and must be extinguished if it creates a nuisance or a fire hazard.  See 326 IAC 4-1 and EMC 16.05.200 (links below) for more information.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during the short burn ban.

Jacob Keating

Director – Evansville EPA


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Last updated: 10/29/2015 9:09:38 AM