Medford, OR – According to the statement, the Oregon Department of Forestry and Keep Oregon Green urge you to put some extra thought into how you want to dispose of your yard debris.
Considering alternatives to burning like composting, chipping, or slowly disposing of it via your yard debris bin helps to prevent wildfire in your area.
Check with your local disposal company for recycling options.
By choosing an alternative disposal method, or burning under safe conditions outside of fire season, you can help significantly reduce the risk of a wildfire.
If you would still prefer to burn your yard debris, consider waiting until the rainy fall and winter seasons.
Delaying your burn plans will give the debris more time to cure and avoid holdover fires when the weather gets hotter and drier over the next several weeks.
You can cover part of the pile with plastic to preserve a dry area to start your fire.