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What is the minimum distance for a dumpster to be away from other combustible structures?

Dumpsters are allowed to be placed on the street with the proper permit approvals by the Excavation Inspector, ((802) 865-7562) located in the Department of Public Works Building at 645 Pine Street.

Ten (10) Feet.  This distance is governed in the National Fire Prevention Association Code (NFPA 1 Section and reads as follows;  “Dumpsters & containers with an individual capacity of 1.5 cu yd’s or more shall not be stored in buildings or placed within 10 ft of combustible walls, openings or combustible roof eave lines.”