Burn Permits

Fire must be supervised at all times and be at least 75 feet from any dwelling. Be aware of all other requirements prior to burning.

Burning Season Greater Gardner MA – January 15, 2022 to April 30, 2022.

Open Burning Season runs from January 15, 2022 to April 30, 2022.  You must apply for a burning permit each season.  In Gardner MA, once you have the permit, you must call (978) 630-7019 between 8:30am and 1:00pm to activate your permit each day you plan on burning. (and to ensure burning is allowed that day.)   

Burning can take place between 10am and 4pm only.    Here’s what you can burn: tree branches, brush, and garden debris.   You can’t burn trash.   Note: The Fire Department can cancel burning on any day due to change of wind or other conditions. And, if you burn rubber tires, you can not only be fined, but also go to jail. City of Gardner info, CLICK HERE. Gardner Burn permit, CLICK HERE.

Links to burn permit information from each community: Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Barre, Gardner, Hardwick, Hubbardston, New Salem, Oakham, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Rutland, Templeton, Warwick, Westminster, Winchendon.