burning logs

Before you burn

Fire permit holders are required to contact Strathcona County before every burn to see if burning is allowed.

  • Call the Burning Status Line at 780-464-8464. This is a 24-hour automated line, or
  • Text the word "BURN" to 587-340-3696 to receive an immediate reply.

Prohibited materials

As per Outdoor Fire Bylaw 4-2021, it is illegal to burn:

  • food waste
  • animal carcasses and manure
  • treated construction materials
  • wire
  • insulation
  • rubber and plastics
  • herbicides and pesticides
  • any other toxic materials which may produce dense black smoke
  • painted, stained or pressure treated wood
  • railroad ties

The above materials must be disposed of by other means, such as using a waste collection service or Strathcona County’s  Enviroservice Station. For more information, call Utilities at 780-449-5514.

Further information

Last updated: Monday, April 22, 2024
Page ID: 48731