Reduce Wood Smoke

9. Reduce Wood Smoke

Tacoma and Pierce County are no longer violating the Federal Clean Air Act for particulate pollution.
While we have greatly improved air quality since 2009 there is still work to do to reduce wood smoke coming from our houses during winter months.  

Did you know burning a manufactured log in your fireplace is up to 5 times cleaner than burning wood?

There currently is money available to get rid of your old wood stove or upgrade to a modern heating system. To learn more about the details go here.

To avoid getting a ticket for burning illegally during a burn ban simply signup for text or email alerts here.

Wood burning during a burn ban may result in a fine, with fines reaching up to $1,000. Increased enforcement and night patrols will increase the likelihood of violators receiving substantial fines this season. The removal and replacement of old wood stoves will also help the region meet air quality standards. To learn more about our wood smoke problem go to