What to do with flooding debris in City of Boulder and in Boulder County?


Sept. 20, 2013  2:15 p.m.


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What to do with flooding debris in City of Boulder and in Boulder County?

City of Boulder:

City of Boulder community debris collection sites will be available through Sunday. The 10 collection sites have been consolidated to two locations with increased dumpster capacity, they are located at:

  • East Boulder Community Park, 5660 Sioux Drive
  • Valmont City Park, 3160 Airport Road

The City of Boulder announced plans to begin curbside clean-up of flood debris early next week. Curbside clean-up is scheduled to begin early next week and will run for approximately three weeks. Once a contractor is hired, the city will announce the start date and other details. Mud should be taken to an approved landfill.

Unincorporated Boulder County:

Rural unincorporated county residents will have access to dumpsters in various areas affected by the flood. Locations for those dumpsters will be communicated through neighborhood associations, fire protection districts, community flyers and word of mouth. Contractors caught using these dumpsters for commercial purposes will be ticketed and fined. Unincorporated residents will need to arrange collection of curbside items with their haulers. The county cannot provide curbside pick-up.


Boulder County and City of Boulder residents may also take flood debris to Western Disposal’s transfer station located at 5880 Butte Mill Road beginning today. It is open Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees will be waived for residential flood debris disposal at the transfer station.

The state of Colorado prohibits the disposal of electronics in the landfill. They can be recycled at various locations in the county including Western Disposal or the Eco-Cycle Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM).



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