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Contact information
If you have concerns or questions about open burning, contact one of these programs within the DNR.
Air Management
608-266-7718
Forestry
608-267-7494
Recycling
608-267-7550
Waste & Materials Management
608-267-7574

Open burning publications

This is a partial list of publications related to open burning. Other resources may be available.

DNR publications

Model ordinance

The DNR developed the following model ordinance to help Wisconsin counties, cities, villages and towns adopt their own local regulations on outdoor burning and burning of refuse.

DNR guidance

UW Extension publications

U.S. EPA publications and reports

Last revised: Wednesday July 26 2017