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Alternatives to Burning
For many residents, burning is the only practical means of reducing vegetation around their homes to minimize the risk to their lives and property from wildfire. El Dorado County has recently enacted a Vegetation Management Ordinance. The ordinance requires that hazardous vegetation and combustable materials that can spread fire be cleared, reduced, or replaced a minimum distance of 100 feet from each side of any structure. While the burning of dry vegetation is allowed on permissive burn days, smoke impacts to communities are becoming more common as population density increases. Please consider utilizing green waste disposal, free chipping service, community clean up days, composting, or commercial vegetation management businesses to reduce burning your yard waste and creating the associated smoke impacts.
Green Waste Disposal Service
Grant Funded Chipping Programs
Hiring Commercial Tree/Fire Safety Businesses