Can residents burn within the city limits?
No, it is unlawful to do any open burning of trash or debris inside of the city limits of Durham. In addition, there are no burning permits issued to any residents of the City of Durham.

The city Solid Waste Management Department does offer curbside collection of yard waste. The Solid Waste Department can be contacted at 919-560-4186 for information on this service.

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1. Can residents burn within the city limits?
2. I have trash and/or yard waste. Can I burn it?
3. Can I have a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace on my property?
4. How do I find my insurance rating?
5. I called for an ambulance. Why did a fire truck arrive?
6. I see firefighters at the gym during the workday? Why?
7. I see firefighters at the grocery store during the workday? Why?
8. How can I volunteer for the Durham Fire Department?
9. I keep calling the fire station. Why am I not getting an answer?
10. My fire alarm is chirping. What does it mean?
11. How do I reset the alarm and/or replace the battery backup?
12. There is a fire hydrant that has been running for some time. Why doesn't the fire department cut it off?
13. How can I get a fire hydrant painted?
14. When are you hiring?
15. Where is the nearest fire station to me?
16. Where do I send records search requests for property condition assessments such as past history of : hazardous spills, fire code violations, fire inspections, etc..?