BURNING IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY
Burning of any waste other than landscape waste (limbs, grasses and leaves) generated on your property is illegal in St. Clair County. Your local municipality may have more strict rules and regulations. Please contact the St. Clair County Health Department or your local authorities to find out the regulations for your area or use the link below for regulations listed by City or Village.
The St. Clair County Health Department encourages residents to use alternatives to leaf burning such as composting, mulching or bagging. Burning of illegal substances can have serious health effects on your neighbors and the environment.
Burn permits for large controlled burns can be obtained by contacting the Illinois EPA regional office located in Collinsville, IL at (618) 346-5120. Open burning info from IL EPA
To file a complaint about open burning or if you have questions please contact the St. Clair County Environmental Protection Division at (618) 233-7769.
General Guidelines to Burning Landscape Waste
IEPA Burn Barrel Brochure
Burning Regulations for St Clair County municipalities
Effects & Alternatives to leaf burning
Disaster Debris Burning
Illinois EPA Burning Fact Sheet