ATASCADERO — Starting Jan. 9, residents can officially burn their green waste on permitted days.

Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services would like to announce the Fire Hazard Reduction Burn Season will officially open this year on Jan. 9 for Atascadero residents. Just a reminder that the burn day status, whether it is a permissive burn day or not, changes daily and is determined by the California Air Resources Board and north county weather conditions. Residents must obtain the daily burn day status by calling (805) 461-5070 and selecting Option 8.

Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services strongly encourages residents to utilize alternative forms of disposal, such as the Waste Alternatives’ Green Waste recycling container or the Chicago Grade Landfill. Burning should be used as a last resort.


Copies of Atascadero’s Burn Regulations and various waste alternative programs are available on our website at   

Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services has a zero-tolerance policy and will issue citations for violations of the burning regulations.