Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory. No open burning is allowed Wednesday (10/9) from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. due to adverse weather conditions.
The National Weather Service forecast calls for gusty winds and low relative humidity. These conditions combined with dry fuels make it unsafe to burn.
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 and to learn if it’s OK to burn, visit the air quality page on our website.