Binghamton New York Rules On Open Burning
It's the middle of March and you know what that means right???? No, not the beginning of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, it's burn ban time in Binghamton. New York issues a "BURN BAN" from March 15th to May 15th or March 16th to May 14th, (depending on where you get your information) because of the increased risk of wild fires.
Burn Ban Issued In New York State
There is be no burning at all outside during this time. They must mean it to because they put the ban warning in bold lettering. So that means everything absolutely positively cannot be burned for the next few months. But what about after that?
Rules On Open Burning After May 15th In New York State
According to the Town of Binghamton, here are the rules for open burning in New York State after May 15th. The following is what you are allowed to burn:
Any outdoor fires (including campfires) less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in diameter, length or width.
Ceremonial or celebratory (who decides that) bonfires are allowed, you can also light up a small cooking fire. Charcoal or clean, dry, unpainted or untreated wood can be burned.
You can't leave the fire unattended and it has to be put fully out. As a courtesy, Binghamton asks you to call the Fire Chief to let him know when you plan to burn. Call (607) 761-1218.
If you have any questions about Open Burning and what is or isn't against the law, go here.