Open Burning


Please remember the town provides a drop off site at the Greenville Municipal building for yard waste. They also have a brush pick up program.  If you do have a fire in your yard please be aware that some of your neighbors may have health issues with smoke and odor. We currently do not have a burning ordinance, but there is a nuisance ordinance that can be enforced if someone calls to complain about the burning.  If that is the case, we would have to come and put it out.  We ask that you be considerate of the people around you. And any fires should be a minimum of 25 feet from any structure and please do not burn if there is a significant wind. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources publication AM-196-96 and NR 429.04 of Wisconsin's Administrative Codes describe what can/cannot be burned by home owners.  They allow home owners to burn clean wood/brush and DRY leaves/clippings.  Materials that MAY NOT be burned are: 
-wet, combustible rubbish, such as wet cardboard or paper 
-oily substances, such as oily or greasy rags, oil filters, etc. 
-asphalt, such as asphalt shingles or tar paper 
-plastics of any kind, including plastic bottles and plastic bags 
-rubber products, including tires and hoses 
Thank you again and please take advantage of the yard waste drop off site located at W6895 Parkview Dr. (behind the fire station) or look into the brush pick up program.  For more details please visit the Public Works website
http://migration.revize.com/revize/greenvillewi/departments/public_works.php

 Commercial businesses, contractors, etc. are not allowed to perform any kind of open burning without a license obtained from the DNR.