The burning of leaves, brush, and yard trimmings is permitted on burning days between 8:00AM and 6:00PM; however, the burning of household trash, building materials, asphaltic materials, cardboard, processed wood, and papers is PROHIBITED at any time.


Information regarding the regulations for opening burning in Buncombe County may be found on the WNC Air Quality website.


Burning permits may be obtained in-person at any of our stations or electronically through the North Carolina Forest Service Online Burning Permit System. To proceed with obtaining a burning permit electronically, please click on the button below.