The City of Phoenix works to promote healthy outdoor air for all citizens. The 2021 Climate Action Plan includes the 2050 goal to meet U.S. EPA National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
In Phoenix, a combination of wood burning and stagnant weather conditions can create poor air quality during the winter season. In an effort to reduce smoke produced by wood-burning, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department offers residents programs encouraging alternatives to wood burning.
The Maricopa County Fireplace Retrofit Program retrofits existing wood-burning fireplaces to gas. You must be in the program boundaries to apply. The program boundaries are Baseline Road to Northern Avenue and 59th Avenue to 16th Street.
The Propane Fire Pit Program gives Maricopa County residents a $75 voucher to buy a propane fire pit at participating Home Depot stores.
Both of these programs allow you to burn on No Burn Days as they provide zero-emission alternatives to wood burning.