Provincial Open Burning Best Practices Materials


The BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food contracted Upland to develop content for information materials related to best practices for open-air burning of agricultural vegetative wastes, alternatives to open air burning and provide clear regulatory guidance. The work completed included background research and consultation with producers and industry stakeholders. The project culminated in the creation of content for future development of fact sheets that included alternatives to open burning, best practices for diseased material burns and safe open burning, and regulatory consideration for conducting a burn. Alternative disposal methods outlined in the sheets include chipping and grinding, mowing and plowing, and air curtain burners.