Open Burning

Not all fires are illegal, but burning trash and solid waste is. Below you will find resources to know the difference and find environmentally-friendly alternatives to disposing waste. 

Having a recreational fire or looking to burn vegetation on your property for disposal? A burning permit is required in all Scott County cities. Browse the tabs below to find information about obtaining a burn permit in your Scott County city and other safe disposal tips.

Burning garbage is illegal and unsafe. For information on local garbage and recycling service providers, search the Waste Navigator or browse our Problem Materials Disposal List (PDF).

Find city fire contacts and applications:

For other areas, check the MN DNR's Burning Permit Information Site

Burning Garbage is Illegal (PDF)