Can I use a burn barrel/container?

On January 1, 2004 the California Air Resources Board’s Toxic Control Measure-Outdoor Residential Waste Burning became effective. This measure prohibits the use of a burn barrel and the burning of cardboard and paper for disposal, however non-glossy cardboard and non-glossy paper can still be used to start a fire. The community of Iowa Hill was granted an exemption in Placer County and can continue to use their burn barrels and burn clean, dry non-glossy paper as there is no garbage service at this time.

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1. Is residential backyard burning allowed in Placer County?
2. What can be burned in residential areas?
3. Are there any alternatives to burning in Placer County?
4. When can I burn in residential areas?
5. Do I need a burn permit?
6. Are there any areas of Placer County with burning restrictions?
7. Can I use a burn barrel/container?
8. What are some of the materials that are illegal to burn?
9. What are the different drying times for vegetation?