The following rules on leaf burning apply throughout the metro--east:
Belleville -- Total ban on leaf burining began in 2012.
Collinsville -- City ordinance prohibits the burning of brush, leaves, limbs and other yard waste.
Columbia -- Although leaf disposal is offered in the city, residents are allowed to burn leaves year-round between sunrise and sunset seven days a week.
Edwardsville -- Leaf burning is banned by ordinance within the city limits. The city of Edwardsville provides curbside lawn and leaf pickup to its residents.
Fairview Heights -- Burning of vegetation grown specifically on the property is permitted by ordinance on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Nov. 1 through April 30 of each year. Fires must be attended at all times and extinguished by 4 p.m. They may contain no construction material, paper or trash and they must be confined to private propert, not in rights-of-way, paved surfaces, drainage ditches or gutters.
Glen Carbon -- Leaf burning totally banned.
Granite City -- All burning banned by city ordinance.
Mascoutah -- No leaf burning allowed.
Millstadt -- Allowed year-round on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Leaf pick-up is offered Monday through Friday from Oct. 22 through Dec. 7.
O'Fallon -- Total ban. One of the first metro-east communities to totally ban leaf burning, the City Council put an end to the practice in 2004.
Shiloh -- Leaf burning is allowed from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between March 15 and June 1 and from Oct 1. to Dec. 15.
Smithton -- Residents can burn everyday except Sunday from dawn to dusk only on your own property, not in the street.
Swansea -- Leaf burning is allowed only on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from April 1 through June 15 and Oct. 1 through Nov. 28.
Troy -- Allowed all year from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Waterloo -- Allowed from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.