As the nice weather approaches we often get questions about fire pits. Are they legal? Where can i put them? when can i burn them?... The information below is directly from Mass.gov. Copy and paste the URL below to navigate to the Open Burning Page at Mass.gov for additional information.
What about fire pits?
Fire pits have become popular in recent years. But unless they are being used primarily for cooking, they are technically subject to the MassDEP open burning regulation. If you do use a fire pit for cooking, the fire must be:
Kept to a reasonable size
Located away from combustible materials
Contained in a non-flammable enclosure, and
Tended by someone who is 18 years of age or older.
Remember to burn only clean, dry firewood. This will minimize the amount of smoke leaving your property and affecting neighbors. You may not burn trash, refuse or similar materials.