Spring burn season begins Saturday

By: Nick Rothschild Email
By: Nick Rothschild Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Spring burn season in Mesa County begins this Saturday, March 1 and runs through May 31.

Although open burning is allowed the Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind you that it is not the only option for cleaning irrigation ditches and getting rid of garden waste. Alternatives including composting, free day at the landfill, or spring clean-up with the City of Grand Junction.

If you do choose to make use of burn season you are required to obtain a burn permit before burning. Grand Junction, Fruita, and Clifton fire departments issue permits for their response areas. The Mesa County Health Department issues permits for all other areas in Mesa County.

Burning is allowable only for dry weeds, garden waste, irrigation ditches, and tree or shrub trimmings less than one inch in diameter.

For more information on alternatives to burning, visit the attached link.

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