News Release

Larimer County Working on Flood Debris Program

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Oct 16, 2013


Stephen Gillette at (970) 498-5762, Solid Waste Director,
Gary Darling at (970) 980-2671, County Flood/Debris Program,
Suzanne Bassinger, Recovery Manager, (970) 498-7148,
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150


“What do I do with flood debris?” is a question often heard these days in Larimer County and the County is working towards implementing a flood debris pickup program as soon as possible. The County is in the process of hiring a contractor to remove flood debris. The County’s program will tell residents where they can place debris. Guidelines will be spelled out once the program is announced.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations require Larimer County to adhere to specific requirements for cleanup and guidelines and procedures must be followed to maintain County eligibility for cost reimbursement. Once the program is announced and residents begin leaving it in the assigned location, the debris will be monitored by the contractor to make sure it is eligible debris covered by the Federal FEMA program. 
When the debris contractor is hired Larimer County will be notifying areas when the contractor will be in their area. This schedule will be dependent on when the roads can be reopened. Questions concerning debris cleanup can be directed to Gary Darling at (970) 980-2671 or Stephen Gillette at (970) 498-5762.