You must have a burn permit in order to burn starting Saturday, March 1st. Burning is allowed for only the Spring and Fall.
But open burning is not the only option for cleaning irrigation ditches and getting rid of garden waste, small tree trimmings and weeds.
Mesa County has a compost facility that will convert your vegetation debris into re-usable compost. Compost production is cleaner for the environment than burning.
The compost facility is located just north of the county landfill on 31 Road and Higway 50. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8 until 4:30.
If you do decide to burn you must get a permit through the Grand Junction Fire Department or Mesa County Health Department for rural residents.
The cost for a burn permit is $10 a season or $15 for both.