Residential Burn Permits for Domestic Waste No Longer Issued by the City of Palestine Fire Department

Effective immediately, the City of Palestine will no
longer be issuing residential burn permits.
The City of Palestine Fire Department will no longer be issuing burn permits to residents
in the City of Palestine. In the past, burn permits were issued for the purpose of burning
“Domestic Waste” which includes grass clippings, leaves, and branches. However,
according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulations, if
such waste collection is available, domestic waste cannot be burned under the domestic
waste exception.
The City of Palestine does offer a Compost Site for disposing of domestic waste. The site
is located at 1630 N Spring Street and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. Residents must provide a copy of their utility bill and a photo identification
card with matching addresses.
Waste Connections also offers a domestic waste pickup which includes up to eight (8)
bags of leaves and grass clippings each month. Limbs and branches must be bundled in 4-
foot lengths and not to exceed 35 lbs. Residents can go to the City of Palestine website at
cityofpalestinetx.com and click on the Public Works/Trash link for additional
information.
“Burn permits are not required for warming fires, otherwise known as campfires or
recreation fires, for cooking and other non-debris burning(ceremonial) activities except
under extreme fire danger.” says Kelly Hughes, City of Palestine Fire Marshall.