Burning Ordinance and Brush Fires

Burning Ordinance and Brush Fires: Salisbury Township has had multiple brush fires over the past week that could have been prevented. This is a reminder that while all drop off centers are closed because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, open burning is still a violation of Salisbury Township Ordinances. It is imperative that everyone follows the ordinance on burning for the safety of the property owners, neighbors, and firefighters. The police department will be enforcing violations of the burning ordinance along with our fire inspection division. If you have any questions or concerns you can call 610-797-1447 and speak with an officer or fire inspector.

From the Township Manager: We can appreciate everyone’s wish to return to some degree of normalcy and wanting to get outside and be productive, but Governor Wolf has enacted a stay-at-home order through at least April 30 and banned travel except for that which is necessary. Grocery stores and pharmacies qualify as necessary; however, opening drop-offs and encouraging Township residents to travel to and from sites is not. While our entire staff continues to work and be functional to the greatest extent possible during these unprecedented times, we are making sure we keep them as safe and socially distant – from one another and the public – as possible. By doing so, we are not only protecting our employees but also our residents. Manning the drop-off sites so that we could open them to the public would certainly defeat that purpose.
I truly do apologize for any inconvenience, but we’ll proceed with exercising an abundance of caution and hope we can have your cooperation in doing so. Both sites will remain closed at least until April 30, and thereafter, we’ll assess the situation once we’ve received further information from the Governor. If the stay-at-home order is extended for an additional period, then alternative arrangements may be considered at that time.
In the meantime, please attempt to either contain your yard waste materials on your premises or compost such materials. Allow grass clippings to just lay and mulch into the lawn while mowing.
We ask that everyone please be patient as we navigate these unchartered waters, and we’ll all get through this together.

Burn Ordinance: