Burn barrels are used for burning domestic trash only.
Local City ordinances pertaining to burning must be followed. (Check with you local city clerk to see what their ordinances are.)
General Public Exemptions: The general public can open burn when:
Cooking or for ceremonial purposes, on public or private land used for recreational purposes.
Business Exemptions:If you are a business, then burning requires a KDHE permit along with an Ottawa County Burn Registration. Including for the following:
Trees and brush from non-agricultural land clearing.
Other items may be allowed upon review and with use of an air curtain destructor.
Agricultural Exemptions: Before burning proceeds, the individual is required to register with Ottawa County Emergency Management and receive a burn registration number then contact the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 785-392-2157 with the following information: