Larimer County's holiday schedule for flood debris pick-up, and a reminder to not leave hazardous waste

Debris pick-up from the 2013 flood continues in the mountainous areas of Larimer County although there will be no debris pick-up during the holidays, December 22 through January 1. The pick-up schedule will resume on January 2. Please watch the Larimer County flood debris website for specific locations. Go to and click on ‘flood debris pick-up schedule’ under Larimer County Flood 2013.

County officials have important reminders:

• Household hazardous waste resulting from the flood is not eligible for removal by Larimer County through T.F.R., the county’s vendor, and should not be left for pick-up in the green parts of the roadway as shown on county debris maps.

The Colorado Dept. of Transportation is picking up hazardous wastes on state roadways, as shown in red on the county debris maps. Hazardous waste can be brought to the Larimer County Landfill Household Waste Facility on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.`m. 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 airborne, thus littering surrounding public and private properties. 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 North Forty News, it is important to sign up at the county’s website so that as soon as new information is posted you can receive that information automatically. There are many variables to the debris pick-up schedule such as weather, access and debris amounts that will influence the pick-up schedule.

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