Huge demand for flood debris disposal has strained initial city and county collection efforts. Flooding, closures, and delays at the Erie landfill have added to the problem.
Waste disposal crews are working almost around the clock to empty and return roll-off containers at the 21 collection sites. The City of Boulder’s noise ordinance has been waived for early morning collections. Additional crews will be deployed starting Tuesday to clear debris that has accumulated at some of the community sites. Volunteer crews are expected to begin assisting with this effort by mid-morning.
The city and county are working on adding additional debris collection services to meet demand, and damage assessment teams are beginning the process to assess the extent of debris collection needs. Residents are asked to be patient during this extraordinary time.
Residents are reminded that the community trash receptacles are to be used for safe removal of spoiled food, damaged carpet, household materials and other flood-related debris. Residents are asked to not put electronics, household hazardous waste, appliances containing Freon and power equipment containing gasoline into the receptacles.
Details about what cannot be placed in community trash receptacles, visit www.BoulderCountyFlood.org.
More information on recycling and other waste diversion opportunities can be found at: