The Mesa County
Health Department has issued a No Open Burning Air Watch Alert for Mesa
County, including agricultural burns, Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29.
According to the
National Weather Service, winds gusts could reach up to 30 mph today and tomorrow,
which could blow smoke from burns into neighborhoods, causing health problems
for residents.
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. 

Our Air Quality Team will monitor
the situation and make adjustments as necessary.

For more information on current
air quality conditions, visit