barrels are only authorized in certain rural areas where homeowners are allowed to use a burn barrel to
contain an open outdoor fire in addition to the burning of non-glossy paper and cardboard. Areas allowed
a burn barrel exemption were granted to the District by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
The exemption allows burn barrels in certain authorized rural areas of Humboldt, Del Norte, and
Trinity counties which do not have garbage service/recycling.
exempted areas are determined by zip code and are based on population density and location. Currently,
the areas where burn barrels are allowed (exempted areas) are:
District Burn Permit
must be obtained and the District determines your exemption status when your permit