The Mesa County
Health Department has issued a No Open Burning Air Watch Alert for Mesa
County, including agricultural burns, Monday, March 14.
Winds gusts could
reach up to 20-30 mph today and may cause blowing dust conditions, increasing
pollution levels in Mesa County. Burning today would only further reduce air
Instead of burning, consider these alternatives:
  • Take yard waste to the Mesa
    County Organic Materials composting facility at Mesa County Solid Waste, 3071
    U.S. Hwy. 50. The facility accepts material for composting at no charge and is
    open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. For more information, call
    (970) 263-9319.
  • Compost leaves and grass clippings
    yourself. This can improve water retention in your yard or garden.
  • Rent or borrow a wood chipper for
    your tree and shrub trimmings. Chipped branches can also be good mulch.

For more information on current
air quality conditions, visit