Outdoor Burning

Outdoor Burning Is Prohibited

Outdoor burning is prohibited in Lower Paxton Township. Burning of refuse and recyclable items, including leaf waste, is a violation of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) Act 101 and Lower Paxton Township Ordinance 06-01.

Lower Paxton Township has adopted the International Fire Code which prohibits open burning without a permit.  It is permissible, under strict guidelines, to have a fire for recreational purposes within a fire ring or portable fire pit. If smoke becomes objectionable, it may be ordered to be extinguished.  For additional information on this topic, please contact the Township Fire Marshall (located in the Police Department 717-657-5656) or the Fire Chief of your fire district.