From The City Of Kitchener Website:
In Kitchener, fire pits, fireplaces, and small, self-contained and fully enclosed outdoor fireplaces including chimineas are called recreational fires. These recreational fires may only be used in accordance with Kitchener's Municipal Code. Recreational fires may only be operated between 6 -11 p.m.
If you wish to have a recreational fire it must:
- Not create a nuisance;
- Be located at least five metres (16.4 feet) from any building, structure, property line, tree, hedge, fence, roadway, overhead wire or other combustible article;
- Have no more than one metre (3.2 feet) of material being burned in any direction;
- Be fully contained and controlled;
- Have no combustible ground cover within one metre (3.2 feet) of the fire;
- Only burn brush material, including tree limbs, branches and bush trimmings or manufactured logs specifically designed for fireplaces;
- Have a portable fire extinguisher or operable garden hose available from the time of setting of the fire until the fire is totally extinguished; and
- Be under the constant watch and control of an owner or occupant of 18 years of age or older from the time of setting of the fire until the fire is totally extinguished.
Recreational fires in fire pits must also be contained by a distinctive, raised, non-combustible barrier that completely surrounds the fire pit to separate it from the surrounding area.
If you would like to burn other combustible waste material not for recreational purposes, a permit is required. To apply for a permit, please contact Kitchener Fire Prevention at 519-741-2495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
To make a complaint related to burning or fires, please call 519-653-7700.