Do You Burn Brush Or Trash In Your Yard?

fire - burning brush in a yard
@devideddi (1437)
United States
January 31, 2007 6:47pm CST
We do here. We are aloud to burn brush in the yard not trash as long as it is so many yards from the house. But I do not like to do it. Hubby does it all the time and it scares me to death. I am afraid the wind is going to pick up a flame or spark and it could start a fire. Or someone could accidently get just a little too close and get burned. I just don't feel safe with a fire like that in back yard. Anyone else burn?
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21 responses
@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
4 Feb 07
We are not allowed to burn anythink in our yard. I wish!! That would keep my warmer than the little log sitting inside. And, it would be very pretty!! :DD But, I can see how it would make you nervous, you just need to be careful!! :D
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
does he keep a hose close by and how is it kept from blowing around are questions I would ask and as long as attended and contained it will be no problem I think.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I wish we were allowed to burn. I would rather burn than have to bag it all up and put it at the curb. Plus, that would mean that you could have a bonfire. :) Maybe you can get one of those large metal drums that he can burn it in. Then the fire would be contained in a drum and you wouldn't feel so nervous.
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@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
4 Feb 07
You smart cookie! LOL I would love to burn it also.... I think that would be great to make S'mores in. That would really toast your marshmallow! LOL
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Feel fortunate that you can do so. So many communities are banning it. Keeps things from the landfills. If we had better recycling programs this would be less necessary. We too burn our burnable trash in the back forty..so we say. We live on 43 acres in a rural setting. Only burn on a non windy day. Do not have a large pile so it does not turn into a bonfire. Safety should be foremost in your mind. Hope that you never experience anything bad in connection to rubbish fires.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
Does this women ever read our responses?
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@shoelover (896)
• Australia
1 Feb 07
We are not allowed to burn anything in our yard by law. Any rubbish ect has to be thown away or taken to the tip. We are also on level 4 water restrictions so fires are definately a no go. Most people have gas bbqs now so the old bbqs where you used to be able to burn your branches ect are now extinct. We do have a pruning pickup service once a year which really doesn't help matters as it needs to be more regular than that.
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Same here. It's not legal where I live now. I also live in a very dry climate that is prone to forest fires and brush fires, so no burning where we are. When I was a kid, we lived where you were SUPPOSED to burn your leaves in the fall. I don't think we ever did... I use them for mulch. And burning trash? That should ALWAYS be a no-no... may of the things we put in our trash, like plastics and products covered in dyes can release harmful and toxic fumes when burned. You shouldn't burn trash unless it is organic matter. And if it's organic, why don't you compost it instead?
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@nzinky (822)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I don't have to worry about trash just take it out to the dumpster and put it in....At the ungodly hour of 5 a.m. the garabage truck comes around and makes noise dumping it into the truck they take what ever is in there to the dump...What I'm worried about is that they will run out of a place for it at the dump....That's the joy of living in an apartment building.......
• United States
3 Feb 07
We're not allowed to burn brush in our yards in my city. We can have a fire pit for burning wood though. That doesn't really make much sense to me!! I worry about burns with the firepit, even though I have teenagers, sometimes they don't seem to think right!! :-)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
we trash but we dont burn. what we do is we put trash together & make the garbage man get it from there. :)
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• Thailand
2 Feb 07
Big scale burning of trash and brush is prohibited in our place, though some people do it anyway. Personally, i do burn brush but in a smaller scale. I do it during weekends when its already piling up. I sometimes burn trash when the grabage truck forgot to pick it up.
• Pakistan
2 Feb 07
Yes usually
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@candygurl24 (1883)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
We aren't allowed to burn anything in our yards unless it's in one of those fancy little burning stoves for outside use. Sometimes when it's really dry we aren't even allowed to use those. I personally don't burn the brush here because my landlord takes care of it, but at my old house there were 3 of us that would have weekly burns, sit out burn our brush, have a few drinks and a good time.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
I don't do either. I live in the desert. Fires start too easy, and I don't have brush to trash.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
1 Feb 07
We have a burn pit in the backyard. We haven't burned lately but when we do we are supposed to call the sherriffs department to let them know. Plus my boyfriend checks the weather to see if the winds are too strong. He stays out there with it and also has a hose nearby in case things get out of control. I myself hate fire, so I have no part of it. I tend to panic until the fire is out
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@trinihd (996)
• United States
1 Feb 07
We do sometimes but not very often, and I always hate it because smoke bothers me a lot! I usually hate it even more when the neighbours do it because all the houses are quite close together so if a neighbour is burning trash, the smoke usually invades our house as it is not sealed off. I think people in residential areas should leave the burning to be done at a separate location away from where people live! People around us will generally burn anything they feel like burning, but thankfully if the garbage collectors come regularly they are less likely to do any burning.
• United States
10 Feb 07
I personally have not done that. I know my parents have. I don't like it and I don't like it when others do it as well because it pollutes my breathing air. I always get up thinking it's my stove or something, thank God it's not but it bothers me to smell it.
@Decarus (146)
• Malaysia
9 Feb 07
NOp.. never..something like that is kinda bad...Smokes just get in my room.. 2nd floor...lolZ...i just hate it when people burn things..but i love it when i burn things.. :P
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
9 Feb 07
i am not allowed to burn things in my yard because i live in a trailer park, but i do take things like boxes and paper to my parents to burn at their house. and their burn pile is the furthest point in their yard away from their house.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
you could get one of those nice firepits with the screen and it would help keep you safe I think that would be a good idea and compromise with hubby.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
I'm not sure what the rules are but my husband made a little fire pit in the backyard. He likes to burn wood every once in awhile. I'm not happy about it. It's never a huge fire or anything like that. The only I do like about it is being able to get rid of paperwork I no longer need.
@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
19 Feb 07
We live out in the country and it's a common practice for people to burn their trash or dump it in washouts on their own land. Although I have burned trash, I don't do it very often. We do have a trash service that picks up our garbage weekly. Mostly what I've burned is brush piles from trees we've cut down for firewood. I don't ever burn on a windy day and always watch the fires closely.
• United States
11 Feb 07
Last year, after they raised the no burn ban, I brought my grandson to his grandfather's home (my exhusband). He was in his yard buring grass and leaves. The wind was blowing and the flames were shooting in the air. I was reluctant to leave my grandson with him. Thankfully my son was there too and he took our grandson into the house and told me not to worry that he would keep an eye on my grandson (his nephew). Men's minds work differently than women.