Air Quality Advisory

Air Quality Advisory through Tuesday, November 20, due to heavy wildfire smoke impacts in parts of the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County. See our Wildfire Safety Tips web page.

Agricultural Waste Chipping Program

Learn about the Air District's Agricultural Waste Chipping Program.

The Agricultural Waste Chipping Program encourages qualifying agricultural operations located within the Air District’s nine Bay Area counties to apply for free chipping services provided by The Davey Tree Expert Company to dispose of agricultural waste material in lieu of open burning the material. 

Chipping this material will eliminate unhealthy particulate matter emissions that would result if the material were burned. 

The program will run from August 28, 2017, until December 31, 2018, or until funds are exhausted (whichever occurs first). The program budget is $150,000.

To determine if you qualify, see the  program requirements

To apply, complete an  application  and follow the submittal instructions. 

Note: All piles must comply with the  Pile Guidelines  or they will be rejected.


Douglas Tolar
Senior Air Quality Specialist, Compliance & Enforcement


Wood Burning Status
Wood Burning Status
  • illegal to burn


    Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 11/1/2018