In Jefferson County, the burning of garbage is punishable by a $513 fine and any evidence of burned garbage is adequate proof for the fine to be imposed (Jefferson County Code 8.10.025).
In addition, any substance that, when burned, releases toxic emissions,
dense smoke or obnoxious odors (other than natural vegetation) is
prohibited from being burned. Only dry natural vegetation and, in some
cases, clean, dry, untreated, unpainted wood that is not construction
debris may be burned in an outdoor fire.