What are the regulations for open burning in unincorporated Sycamore?

Property owners in unincorporated DeKalb County should be aware that open burning is regulated in the State of Illinois (pursuant to Title 35: Environmental Protection, Subtitle B: Air Pollution, Chapter 1: Pollution Control Board, Subchapter i: Open Burning):

  • The open burning of garbage (refuse from food) is prohibited in Illinois.
  • The open burning of other domicile trash is prohibited within one mile of any municipality of 1,000 population or greater.
  • The open burning of landscape waste (leaves, brush, grass, etc.) is prohibited on property within 1,000 feet of any municipality that prohibits landscape burning.

For additional information regarding DeKalb County burning regulations, please contact the DeKalb County Department of Planning, Zoning, and Building at 815-895-7188.

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