Burn Barrel Publications

Illinois EPA

Open Burning Brochure
Do You Have a Burning Question? – The Facts about Open Burning in Illinois

Burn Barrels Burn Barrels – Your Questions Answered, Illinois EPA, September 2010.

Landscape Waste
AirFacts – Bureau of Air, Illinois EPA, June 2002.

U.S. EPA Publications

EPA has developed four brochures to discourage the practice of backyard burning. We have offered the full brochures in both Adobe PDF and ASCII text formats with the USEPA logos and return address. We are also making available some of the brochures for you to fill in via Adobe PDF fillable form format that includes writeable space to allow for state, local, or tribal regulations dealing with backyard burning, alternative disposal methods (e.g., days and times when trash can be picked up or deposited), and contact information.

State and Local Government are Key to Reducing Backyard Burning (PDF) (2 pp, 318K) | Text Version (text file) - Brochure for state and local governments

The Hidden Hazards of Backyard Burning (PDF) (2 pp, 259K) | Text Version (text file) - Brochure for residents of states and municipalities 

Tribal Leaders are Key to Reducing Backyard Burning (PDF) (2 pp, 285K) | Text Version (text file) - Brochure for tribal governments

Reducing Backyard Burning in Indian Country (PDF) (2 pp, 290K) | Text Version (text file) - Brochure for residents of Indian Country

The following fillable form Adobe PDF's are provided for your customization. One version includes two text areas for your personalized message. And the other version provides one text area and a return address space for mailing out. We encourage you to use these brochures and to distribute to residents with information relevant to backyard burning and disposal alternatives in your area.

The Hidden Hazards of Backyard Burning - Customizable Version 1 (PDF) (2 pp, 258K)

This template can be used to create your own backyard burning brochure. Space has been provided at the bottom of the "Tools You Can Use" page (750 characters) and on the next panel (1700 characters) to add your own customized message, such as state or local regulations dealing with backyard burning, alternative disposal methods (e.g., days and times when trash can be picked up or deposited), and contact information.

Note: The template is screen-fillable. In order to add your local information on-screen, you must have either the full Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 4.0 or higher. If you have only the Acrobat Acrobat Reader, you can only fill-out and print the brochure within your web browser; you can not save the information. If you have the full Adobe Acrobat, however, you can fill-out, print and save.

The Hidden Hazards of Backyard Burning- Customizable Version 2 for Self Mailers (PDF) (2 pp, 192K)

This template can be used to create your own backyard burning brochure. Space has been provided at the bottom of the "Tools You Can Use" page (1000 characters). On the next panel, however, there is a field in the upper right hand corner allowing you to type a self address. The rest of the panel is blank to allow room for mailing labels.

Note: The template is screen-fillable. In order to add your local information on-screen, you must have either the full Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 4.0 or higher. If you have only the Acrobat Acrobat Reader, you can only fill-out and print the brochure within your web browser; you can not save the information. If you have the full Adobe Acrobat, however, you can fill-out, print and save.

Reducing Backyard Burning in Indian Country - Customizable Version 1 (PDF) (2 pp, 258K)

This template can be used to create your own backyard burning brochure. Space has been provided at the bottom of the "Tools You Can Use" page (750 characters) and on the next panel (1700 characters) to add your own customized message, such as state or local regulations dealing with backyard burning, alternative disposal methods (e.g., days and times when trash can be picked up or deposited), and contact information.

Note: The template is screen-fillable. In order to add your local information on-screen, you must have either the full Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 4.0 or higher. If you have only the Acrobat Acrobat Reader, you can only fill-out and print the brochure within your web browser; you can not save the information. If you have the full Adobe Acrobat, however, you can fill-out, print and save.

Reducing Backyard Burning in Indian Country - Customizable Version 2 for Self Mailers (PDF) (2 pp, 192K)

This template can be used to create your own backyard burning brochure. Space has been provided at the bottom of the "Tools You Can Use" page (1000 characters). On the next panel, however, there is a field in the upper right hand corner allowing you to type a self address. The rest of the panel is blank to allow room for mailing labels.

Note: The template is screen-fillable. In order to add your local information on-screen, you must have either the full Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 4.0 or higher. If you have only the Acrobat Acrobat Reader, you can only fill-out and print the brochure within your web browser; you can not save the information. If you have the full Adobe Acrobat, however, you can fill-out, print and save.