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

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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 offer wood stove programs for residents within the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone.

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

Smoke Reduction Zone Residents

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

If you have an old or uncertified wood stove or fireplace insert, we can help you move on to better heat! Program funds were just granted and the Wood Stove Program will start again at the end of October. 

You can enter your address here to see if you live within the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone:

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?

  • If you live inside the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone AND
  • Your device is operational AND
  • Your device is not EPA certified OR
  • Your device was made before 1995, yet is a first-generation EPA certified device
  • 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.