Due to strong winds, Mesa County Public Health has issued a No Burn Advisory until 12 p.m. today. Burning of any kind, including agricultural burning, is not recommended during this advisory period. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Mesa County and other areas across the Western Slope. Wind gusts up to 45 mph are possible.
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 Wednesday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. 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 and to learn if it’s OK to burn, visit the air quality page.