Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory on September 16, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. due to a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service.

The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in critical fire weather conditions.

Conditions are not appropriate for burning of any kind, including agricultural 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. 
  • 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.