No Burn Ban in Effect

Use of fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves and inserts prohibited. Pellet stoves, EPA certified wood stoves and inserts are allowed. Outdoor burning prohibited.

  • Fireplaces
  • Uncertified Wood Stoves
  • Uncertified Wood Inserts
  • Outdoor Burning
  • Certified Wood Stoves
  • Certified Wood Inserts
  • Pellet Stoves & Inserts

All wood burning prohibited, including pellet stoves. Outdoor burning prohibited.

Wood Burning

Wood Burning Stove Leave your old flame behind.

Scrap Your Stove

Wood Stove Program

It’s no secret. Older, uncertified wood stoves and inserts are dirty, less efficient and pollute the air – both inside your home and the air around your neighborhood.

We are currently offering wood stove programs for residents within the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone and the greater Pierce County area.

On the map below, the red area shows the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone Wood Stove Program boundary. The blue area shows the greater Pierce County Wood Stove Recycle Program boundary.

Program Ended - Greater Pierce County Residents

For a limited time, Pierce County residents (blue area) outside of the Smoke Reduction Zone can get $350 to recycle their old wood stove.

Find out more at

Smoke Reduction Zone Residents

Wood Stove Program is out of funding and on hold. We hope to restart the program in late September 2015 provided we receive new grant funding. Our last program provided the following incentives, program details and incentive levels will be announced late summer or early fall 2015.

Pierce County and Smoke Reduction Zone

If you live within the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone and have an old or uncertified wood stove or fireplace insert, we can help you move on to better heat.

Have you heard it will be illegal to own or operate an uncertified wood stove in the Smoke Reduction Zone after October 1, 2015? If you live in this zone, find out more about the rule by visiting the Wood Stove Rule page.

Wood Stove Buy Back

Sign up now and we'll recycle your old, but working device.


You can bring it to us and we'll pay you $350.


Schedule us to come pick it up and we'll pay you $200.

A working indoor trash burner or indoor barrel stove is worth a $100 reward, either at drop off location or with in-home removal.


Wood Stove Replacement

Sign up now to trade your pre-1995 or uncertified wood stove for a cleaner heating device.*

$1,500 Discount

While funds last you can get a $1,500 discount off the purchase of a new, cleaner heating device.


Low-income households may be eligible for a FREE heating replacement.

REPLACEMENT OPTIONS *Must meet certain efficiency and/or emissions requirements - Details

  • Electric Ductless Heat Pumps
  • Whole-house electric heat pumps
  • Gas Furnaces
  • Natural gas or propane stoves or inserts
  • Pellet stoves or inserts
  • EPA Certified Wood Stoves or inserts (only available to low-income households)

1. Is your wood burning device eligible for the program?

  • Do you live inside the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone?
  • Is it operational?
  • Can you see an EPA label on the back or side?
  • Was it made before 1995? Replacement option is limited to pre-1995 or uncertified devices.
  • Many uncertified stoves have solid (non glass) doors, or vents on the front? See examples

2. Low Income

If you are low-income qualified, we can help. Replace your uncertified wood-burning device with a cleaner heating device, at no cost to you. Sign up below.

3. Start The Application

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We will answer your questions by email [email protected] or by phone 253.798.4540.