To Burn or Not to Burn
Posted: 02/04/2013
Author: Town of Century

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To Burn or Not to Burn

This is the season for everyone to begin beautifying their yards.  This often sparks questions from our citizens about burning debris.

The answer is:  The Town of Century as well as Escambia County observes the Florida Division of Forestry’s rules.  Click here to view the State Guidelines for Burning.

In a nutshell, you cannot burn solid waste (paper, plastics, or any household waste).  The only item that can be legally burned is yard waste (leaves, limbs) and then you must meet all set back requirements and have a source to extinguish the fire.

Click here to visit the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.