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Larimer County - Flood Debris Pick-Up Holiday Schedule & Issues

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Dec 18, 2013

Contact Information:

CONTACT: Stephen Gillette, Solid Waste Director, 970-498-5762, sgillette@larimer.org
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, 970- 498-7150, dlarue@larimer.org

 

Debris pick-up from the Flood of 2013 continues in the mountainous areas of Larimer County. Larimer County says there will be no debris pick- up during the holidays, specifically beginning on Sunday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1st. The pick-up schedule will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Please watch the Larimer County flood debris web page for specific locations: Go to www.larimer.org and click on ‘flood debris pick-up schedule’ under Larimer County Flood 2013. (http://larimer.org/flooding2013/?page=cleanup-debris#program)
 
Several issues have come to light for County officials:
 
-           Household hazardous waste resulting from the flood is NOT eligible for removal by Larimer County through T.F.R. and should not be left for pick-up in the green parts of the roadway as shown on the debris maps: http://larimer.org/flooding2013/?page=cleanup-debris#program. Hazardous waste 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.
 
-          Flood generated debris should be the ONLY debris placed on the county right-of-ways for removal by T.F.R., the County’s vendor. Flood debris should be contained in such a way that it does not become air born littering surrounding public and private properties. Your cooperation in this matter is 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. Please call your regular commercial trash hauler for these items.
 
Larimer County Recovery Manager Suzanne Bassinger reminds flood survivors that in addition to information attained through your local media outlet, it is important to sign up at the County’s web site so that as soon as new information is posted you can receive that information automatically: http://larimer.org/flooding2013/. There are many variables to the debris pick up schedule such as weather, access, and debris amounts that will influence the pickup schedule.
 
Important guidelines for debris removal:
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
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