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Flood 2013 Recovery Information

Clean-up and Debris Disposal

Flood debris pick-up program ends May 10

The Larimer County right-of-way debris program is ending on May 10. To fully utilize this program, please remove debris as soon as possible. You may contact the debris hotline to schedule a pick up at (970) 498-7140. For questions, please contact Lori Hodges at (970) 498-7147.

Debris removal guidelines

Larimer County is doing all that we can to ensure every measure is explored to assist the community through the flood recovery. In order to ensure appropriate disaster reimbursement requirements are met, we must follow all local, state, and federal laws and guidelines. Flood related debris that is placed on the County right-of-way by a paid contractor, becomes ineligible for pickup per FEMA qualifications.

Additionally, if a resident hires a private contractor to remove their debris, it is the contractor's responsibility to haul and dispose of the debris properly. If the property owner has utilized volunteer and charity labor organizations to clean up the debris on their property, or they have done the clean up themselves, the flood related debris willbe eligible for free pick-up on the county right-of-ways. This statement of FEMA qualifications will be strictly enforced. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Regular household debris that is not flood generated is not eligible for removal and should not be left for pick-up in the right-of-way. Call your regular commercial trash hauler for these items.

Place flood-generated household debris on the side of county roads (public right-of-ways), making sure to stay off the road itself, by the scheduled pick-up date. Contact the debris hotline at (970) 498-7140 to schedule a pick up. Only flood debris placed on designated County public right-of-ways on scheduled dates will be eligible for collection until further notice. Debris will not be picked up on U.S. highways, state highways, or private roads. Flood debris put in the public right-of-way for pick-up must be sorted into the following categories:

  • Woody and vegetative debris, such as limbs and shrubbery
  • Silt and mud residue that originates from within your private structures
  • Construction and demolition debris, including household items such as furniture, carpet, drywall, lumber, roofing material, etc.
  • Metals and large household appliances

Materials that you want to keep should be removed from the right-of-way or marked with orange paint or ribbon, or it will be removed.

Household hazardous waste resulting from the flood is not eligible for removal and should not be left for pick-up. These items can be brought to the Larimer County Landfill Household Waste Facility, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9-4 p.m. For further information on household hazardous waste, call the Larimer County Landfill at (970) 498-5773.

Disposal of Flood Debris at the Larimer County Landfill

The Larimer County Landfill accepts flood debris and waste from the recent flooding events at regular landfill rates. View the news release for complete information.

Mobile home disposal

Flood-contaminated mobile homes are accepted at the landfill. However, the requirements of the county in which it is located must be met before it will be accepted.

Flood Clean-Up Assistance Now Available

Larimer County residents who need help cleaning their homes and/or removing flood debris can now register for assistance. Many nonprofit organization from across the United States are arriving in Larimer County to help with flood clean-up and recovery. United Way 2-1-1 will serve as the central registration point for clean-up assistance. Residents can register in person to be placed on the waiting list:

  • Register over the phone: Call 2-1-1, or (970) 407-7066 from a cell phone, between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ask to be placed on the flood clean-up assistance list.

The waiting list will alert volunteer organizations that assistance is needed and enable them to contact residents directly. Due to overwhelming need throughout Larimer County, we cannot guarantee that all residents will receive assistance. We expect the average wait time to be several weeks. Thank you for your patience.