Burning and Tree Trimming Ordinances

Janesville Code of Ordinances

105.05

OPEN BURNING RESTRICTED

No person shall allow, cause, or permit the burning of refuse, garbage, or rubbish at any time. The burning of yard waste and personal papers is allowed; however, such burning shall not take place between 8:15 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. on those days when school is in session. Yard waste means any debris such as grass clippings, leaves, garden waste, brush, and trees. Yard waste does not include tree stumps.

 

135.08

BURNING PROHIBITED

No person shall burn any trash, leaves, rubbish, or other combustible material in any curb and gutter or on any paved or surfaced street.

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It is also city ordinance to keep the trees on, or above the surface of the street, trimmed so that all branches will be at least 15 ft above the the surface of the street and 8 ft above the sidewalks.