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No Burn Advisory through January 27 at 5 p.m.

No Burn Advisory through January 27 at 5 p.m.

Mesa County Public Health has issued a NO BURN ADVISORY through 5 p.m. on Monday, January 27, due to air quality concerns. This includes Agricultural Open Burning (we are outside of residential Open Burn Season) and wood stoves that aren’t the primary source of heat.

The air quality index (AQI) is currently at moderate levels for particles of pollution and is expected to remain at those levels through the weekend. At this level, even healthy individuals may experience temporary symptoms, such as irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, coughing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath.

Public Health Recommendations to Improve Air Quality

Mesa County Public Health is asking residents to take action to improve air quality while these conditions exist. To help you can:

  • Reduce the number of trips you take in your car. Consider carpooling or using local transit options. Avoid idling.
  • Be sure your tires are properly inflated and your engine tuned.
  • Mulch or compost leaves and yard waste.
  • Consider using gas logs instead of wood.
  • If your fireplace or woodstove is not clean-burning, don’t use it during no-burn days (unless it’s your primary source of heat).
  • Check the Wood Stove Database to ensure your set-up is EPA-certified.
No Burn Advisory through 11/3 at 7:00 p.m.

No Burn Advisory through 11/3 at 7:00 p.m.

Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory. No open burning is allowed beginning at noon on Friday, November 1 (11/1) through 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3 (11/3) due to poor smoke dispersal.

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 information on current air quality conditions including a real-time map showing conditions, visit our website

Fall Open Burn Season ends October 31

Fall Open Burn Season ends October 31

Fall Open Burn Season ends two hours before dusk on Thursday, Oct. 31. Residents must use alternative options instead of burning. Agricultural burning may continue through the end of the year.

  • 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 4:15 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. For more information, call (970) 263-9319.
    • Residents should note that the Mesa County Landfill is required to close during periods of high winds, so if you plan on visiting the Composting Facility on a windy day, call (970) 241-6846 to make sure the facility is open.
  • 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.

Visit this page for information on air quality in Mesa County, including a real-time air quality map.