Want to know the law? Before you burn anything you should read IDEM Open Burning Brochure.(PDF) Indiana rules generally prohibit open burning except for certain exceptions and IDEM encourages alternatives to open burning. Open burning is the combustion of any matter in the open or in an open dump.
While Indiana regulations allow some types of residential open burning of clean wood in most areas of the state, many communities have adopted local ordinances to ban or restrict residential open burning. You should check with your local fire department, health department or city or county government officials to see if local bans or restrictions are in place.