Larimer County - Flood Debris Pick-Up Continues
Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Dec 5, 2013
CONTACT: Stephen Gillette, Solid Waste Director, 970-498-5762, firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM:Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, 970- 498-7150, email@example.com
Debris pick-up from the Flood of 2013 continues in the mountainous areas of Larimer County. Larimer County has contracted with T.F.R Enterprises Inc. to pick up flood debris and the day by day schedule and map is located on the Larimer County web site, the Virtual Courthouse.
There are many variables to the debris pick up schedule such as weather, access, and debris amounts that will influence the pickup schedule. Most areas will get an 1st and 2nd pass and in areas where debris is excessive one additional pass may be necessary. This is a very fluid situation. T.F.R. is mapping debris piles in the affected areas daily. The mapped data is being used to determine pick-up schedules. Some areas will require additional pick-ups at later dates.
Important guidelines for debris removal:
- ALL property owners in Larimer County flood damaged areas should place their flood-generated household debris on the side of county maintained road (public right-of-ways), indicated in bold green on the maps, making sure to stay off the road itself. Only flood debris placed on designated County public right-of-ways will be collected until further notice. Debris will not be picked up on U.S. Highways, State Highways, or private roads. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is picking up debris along state highways and you can go to their web site for information on that: http://www.coloradodot.info/travel/colorado-flood-highway-updates.
- 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 & 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 9-4pm. For further information on household hazardous waste please call the Larimer County landfill at 970-498-5773.
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