Recreational Burning

​Alaskans love the outdoors. However, outdoor activities such as outdoor burning can pollute the air and increase the risk of fire danger dramatically. To reduce the risk of fires in the Municipality, outdoor burning is restricted to recreational burning only. Burning trash, yard debris, leaves, construction material, woody debris including Spruce Bark Beetle wood, is prohibited in the Municipality of Anchorage.

For information regarding recreational burns, please see the Recreational Burning Guidelines. For ceremonial fire and recreational bonfire permits, please call the AFD Fire Prevention Division at 267-4901. Permit and Inspection fees apply. Please call two weeks in advance of your scheduled event. Residents must strictly adhere to Recreational Burning Guidelines. Burning may only be conducted in designated areas approved by the Anchorage Fire Department. Please remember that failure to follow these guidelines and restrictions may result in possible fines and/or legal action. You are responsible for your fire and you are liable if it gets out of control.

*Click here for more information on recreational cooking and campfires.

Burn Permits for Spruce Bark Beetle killed wood are no longer issued in the Municipality of Anchorage.

Burn Barrels are not allowed in the Municipality of Anchorage.

To find out if recreational burning is authorized on any given day, please call our 24/7 Burn Hotline number at 907-267-5020.

Wood Lots

If you have yard debris, brush, or tree material including Spruce Bark Beetle killed wood, you can take it to the closest wood lot for disposal. Click on link to find out more about the wood lots.