1 – Burn only what you collect during Bedikat Chametz (not whole boxes of cereal). Do not burn plastic/aluminum foil.
2 – Never allow children near the fire.
3 – Wear gloves
4 – Try to burn inside a metal can (a garbage can)
5 – Do not burn on your lawn or near/in the woods – we have had very little rain and brush fires start VERY easily.
6 – When you do burn, please try to have a significant amount of water next to you (like a charged garden hose) so that you put the fire out if there is a problem.
7 – Do not leave the fire unattended (even for a second), even if it is just smoldering. Once the chametz has burned down to ashes, put water on it – L’halacha it is no longer edible chametz.
8 – Do not leave the ashes after you are done, wet it down/put dirt on it and throw it out.