Burning yard waste such as leaves, grass and twigs is not permitted for many reasons, as the smoke poses a threat to human health in high density suburban neighborhoods. Persons burning yard waste will be asked to put the fire out and will be cited. We only allow burning in certain conditions, and zoned agricultural. Composting is a better option, as it returns helpful nutrients to the soil. If you don't know your zoning, contact the Township (616)457-2340.