Fall Open Burn Season ends two hours before dusk on Tuesday, Oct. 31. In order to avoid fines, residents must use alternative options instead of burning.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Residents should note that new permits will need to be purchased for the 2018 Spring Open Burn Season (March 1 through May 31). Permits will be available at health.mesacounty.us on March 1, 2018.