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March 29, 2021

No Burn Advisory Due to High Winds, Fire Safety Concerns

 

Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory through 8 p.m. on March 29 due to expected high winds. 

 

The National Weather Service forecast calls for winds of 25-35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. A wind advisory is in effect.  

 

Conditions are not appropriate for burning. 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 4:15 p.m. Wednesday- Saturday. For more information, call (970) 263-9319. 
    • Please note the Mesa County Landfill is required to close during periods of high winds. If you plan on visiting the Composting Facility on a windy day, please call 241-6846 prior to coming out to ensure 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.

For information on current air quality conditions and to learn if it’s OK to burn, visit our website.