If spring is in the air, so is smoke
Out-of-control open burn begins the seasonal ritual
Rules for open burning
Spring open-burning season runs from March 1 to May 31.
A permit is required for open burning. Grand Junction, Lower Valley and Clifton fire departments issue permits for their response areas. The Mesa County Health Department issues permits for all other areas.
Burning can be conducted for dry weeds, garden waste, irrigation ditches and tree and shrub trimmings less than one inch in diameter.
Composting is an alternative to burning, and there is a facility to drop of materials for compost free of charge at the north of the Mesa County Landfill, 3071 U.S. Highway 50.
It is illegal to burn trash.