UNION GAP – The Department of Ecology asks you to be a good neighbor and not burn this spring.

Burning yard waste is illegal in Urban Growth Areas, can lead to wildfires, and creates smoke that makes it hard to breathe.  Let’s help our first responders and health workers – don’t make more work for them during the COVID-19 crisis.

Instead, you can chip or compost to make mulch for your garden or landscaping. Or, if you are able, participate in community yard waste collection programs. Visit our website (www.ecology.wa.gov) for more information on alternatives to burning.