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Open Burning Equipment Rental and Purchase Information


​Various types of equipment are available and should be considered to eliminate the need to burn or reduce air emissions from open bur​​ning. A few are listed below with suppliers that rent or sell such equipment. The lists below are not exhaustive.​​



Wood ChippersWood Chippers<div class="ExternalClass1B907FF88E184D55B49EB93938C3F10E"><p>Wood Chippers are the preferred alternative to burning wood waste as they reduce pollution and create a useable product for composting, mulch, soil conditioning, erosion ​control, and landscaping. Unwanted wood chips may be accepted at one of the various <a href="/services/solid-waste/Documents/solid-waste-active-licence-list.pdf" target="_blank" title="Metro Vancouver Licensed Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Facilities">Metro Vancouver Licensed Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Facilities</a>. They are available for rent from the following companies for approximately $150 to $500 per day or $600 to $2,500 per week.</p><ul><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Arrow Equipment">Arrow Equipment</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Dynamic Equipment Rentals Ltd.">Dynamic Equipment Rentals Ltd.</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Fraser Valley Equipment">Fraser Valley Equipment</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Kerrisdale Equipment">Kerrisdale Equipment</a><br></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Pike's Rentals">Pike's Rentals</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Sunbelt Rentals">Sunbelt Rentals</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="United Rentals">United Rentals</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Westerra Equipment">Westerra Equipment</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Williams Machinery">Williams Machinery</a></li></ul><p> <strong>Smaller Scale Chi​ppers</strong></p><ul><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Canadian Tire">Canadian Tire</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Home Depot">Home Depot</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Home Hardware">Home Hardware</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Lowe's">Lowe's</a>​​</li></ul> <br> </div>
Brush FansBrush Fans<div class="ExternalClass89E6BC4C50BB4A6E9F036593D8402C8C"><p>​Brush Fans are small, portable fans with high flow rate or CFM (cubic feet per minute) that can be used to increase the amount of air fuelling the fire ​resulting in more complete combustion and fewer emissions. They are available for rent in Metro Vancouver from the following companies for approximately $40 to $100 per day or $120 to $400 per week.<br></p><ul><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="A&B Tool Rentals">A&B Tool Rentals</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Associated Fire Safety">Associated Fire Safety</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Bob's A to Z Rentals">Bob's A to Z Rentals</a><br></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Bushdog Equipment Rentals">Bushdog Equipment Rentals</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Celtic Distributors">Celtic Distributors</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Double R Rentals">Double R Rentals</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Guillevin Intl. Co.">Guillevin Intl. Co.</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Harrigan Rentals">Harrigan Rentals</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Sunbelt Rentals">Sunbelt Rentals</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="United Rentals">United​ Rentals</a></li></ul> <br> </div>
Air Curtain BurnersAir Curtain Burners<div class="ExternalClassE928FE1FC5E545699D8FB315D326A88D"><p>Air Curtain Burners are portable or stationary combustion devices that promote clean burning by recirculating combustion emissions so that a secondary b​urn of the emissions occurs. Additional information on air burners can be found at: <a href="" target="_blank" title="Air Burners Inc."></a>. They are available for rent or purchase from the following vendors. Second-hand models are sometimes available at Ritchie Bro’s Auctioneer.</p><ul><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Air Burners Inc.">Air Burners Inc.</a>​</li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Stone Pacific Contracting Ltd.">Stone Pacific Contracting Ltd.</a>​<br></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Timber Baron">Timber Baron</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Western Destructor Burn Contracting Inc.">Western Destructor Burn Contra​cting Inc.</a>​</li></ul> <br> </div>

​This information is provided to assist businesses reduce emissions due to open burning of land-clearing debris or agricultural waste. Metro Vancouver does not endorse ​any of the companies listed above. If you are a vendor of equipment listed above and would like to have your name and website included in the tables above, please email with your information.​

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