Straw burning

Below you will find the rules for burning straw.

Straw or other similar parts of agricultural crops must not be burned on fields or uncultivated land. However, the following is allowed:

  • Flame treatment of weeds
  • Burning of straw from seed grasses from areas where the crop is grown the following year
  • Straw that has been used for covering and the like
  • Minor spills associated with baling, including defective straw bales

Note that burning of straw bales may only be carried out when information has been provided to Sønderborg Municipality at

Are there distance requirements and precautions when burning straw?

There must be a fire belt of at least 10 meters around the burning site and burning must always be started upwind. 

At what time of day do I have to burn straw?

Burning must begin at sunrise at the earliest and must be completed the same day at sunset.

Straw burning

Contact us

Business and Waste
Lille Rådhusgade 7
6400 Sønderborg

Phone hours:

Monday - Wednesday: 9.00 am - 15.00 pm
Thursday: 9.00 am - 17.00 pm
Friday: 9.00 am - 14.00 pm