Jamestown Debris Removal Beginning Week of Nov. 18

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County has contracted with a debris removal company to begin roadside pickup of flood debris in Jamestown. This project will last at least a week, and will depend on weather conditions and impending snow. We are asking residents to follow the guidelines listed below in order to help this project progress as efficiently as possible in the limited time we have before major snow falls limit our access even further. 

What: Removal of household debris, woody debris (vegetation), and mud, silt etc.
When: Beginning the week of Nov. 18
Where: Removal trucks will drive down all accessible roadways within the Jamestown City limits as well as adjacent county roads
Guidelines:
  • Debris piles should be 3ft from the side of the roadway to allow for any snow removal operations 
  • Do not block the roadway, waterways or any culverts with debris
  • Debris removal vehicles will only be able to enter existing, accessible roads at this time
  • In order to follow state laws, and to allow for composting operations, please separate debris into 4 piles
    • General household debris
    • Electronics, appliances and household hazardous waste
    • Woody debris (vegetation)
    • Mud, silt, sand and rock

The debris haulers have a potential reach of about 8ft from the edge of the road lane; for that reason, debris piles should be as close to the 3ft boundary along the road as possible so it can be reached and collected.

If time and weather permit debris collection trucks may make multiple trips through town.  However, we encourage residents to move debris to the roadside as soon as possible. There is no harm in leaving a debris pile near the roadway for a week or more before the truck makes it to your area. 

If your property is on the other side of the creek from a roadway, and you have no way of transporting debris to the accessible roadway, please do not push debris piles down into the creek. Any excess debris in the creeks can potentially cause more flooding downstream during normal spring runoff. 

Please remember to be cautious when traveling along roadways while these large debris haulers are in the area. 

For any questions about debris pickup in the mountain communities, please contact Resource Conservation at 720-564-2222 or debrisresponseteam@bouldercounty.org



Gabi Boerkircher
Public Information Specialist
gboerkircher@bouldercounty.org
303-441-3399


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