Outdoor burning is regulated by the South Carolina State Forestry. They allow outdoor burning for agriculture and home cleanup of materials that can grow naturally or falls in the yard. There is a permit that you have to obtain to do outdoor burning. Pickens County residence's number is 1-800-517-9637 this permit does not include items that burn with a thick black smoke with a strong odor such as tires or plastic or trash. When a Pickens County citizen obtains this burning permit from the S.C. Forestry Department they recommend that you notify your local Fire Department of the controlled burn.